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Biography Of Akinwunmi Ambode; Governor Of Lagos State

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Akinwunmi Ambode is a native of Epe, Lagos, born on June 14, 1963. To late Festus Akinwale Ambode (a teacher). His mother, Christianah Oluleye Ambode (nee Oresanya) was an entrepreneur.
Educational Background.
Akinwumi Ambode had his primary education at St. Jude’s Primary School, Ebutte Meta, Lagos. After his primary school, he gained admission into Federal Government College, Warri, Delta State in the year 1974. He later gained admission into the University of Lagos, where he studied Accounting and graduated in the year 1984 at the age of 21. He became a chartered accountant at the age of 24, also having his Masters Degree in Accounting.
Akinwunmi Ambode practiced his profession in the Lagos State civil service. He worked as an accountant, an administrator and a public finance management expert. He founded Brandsmiths Consulting Limited – a firm that specializes in public sector finance management. He served as the Assistant Treasurer, Badagry Local Government. He worked at the Shomolu Local Government as an Auditor. Mushin Local Government appointed him a Council Traesurer. In the year 2005 he became the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Finance, Lagos Sate. Eventually he was appointed the Accountant-General of Lagos State.

Akinwunmi Ambode is a member of several professional bodies including: Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and a Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management. He is also the founder of La Roche Leadership Foundation, a non-profit organization whose primary aim is developing the next generation of leaders.

Ambode is married to Bolanle Patience Ambode (nee Odukomaiya).

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