Akinwunmi Ambode (born June 14, 1963), is the Governor of Lagos State. He was a civil servant for 27 years and a financial consultant before running for public office as Governor of Lagos State in 2015.
Ambode ran for office of the Governor of Lagos State in April 2015 as a member of the All Progressives Congress, the state’s ruling party. He won the election, just defeating the second-place candidate by 150,000 votes. He began his tenure as the governor of Lagos on 29 May 2015, succeeding former governor Babatunde Fashola.
Akinwunmi Ambode was born on 14 June 1963 in Epe, Lagos, into the family of Festus Akinwale Ambode and Christianah Oluleye Ambode. Akinwunmi Ambode is one of ten children of his father Festus Ambode.
Akinwunmi Ambode is happily married to Bolanle Ambode with children.
|St. Jude’s Primary School, Ebute Meta, Lagos||Primary school certificate||1969-1974|
|Federal Government College, Warri, Delta State||WAEC||1974-1981|
|University Of Lagos||Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting||1981-1984|
|University of Lagos||Master’s degree in Accounting|
|1988 – 1991||Assistant Treasurer||Badagry Local Government|
|1991||Auditor||Somolu Local Government|
|2001||Acting Auditor General||Lagos|
|2005||Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance||Lagos|
|2006 – 2012||Accountant General||Lagos|
June 14, 1963
Lagos State, Nigeria
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