48 hours after taking his oath of office, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday afternoon made his fourth major appointment.
Sanwo-Olu had earlier unveiled his SSG (Sherifat Folashade Jaji) and DCPS (Gboyega Akosile) before announcing the appointment of his chief of staff and deputy chief of staff.
In a statement signed by his deputy chief press secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, Sanwo-Olu named Mr. Tayo Ayinde as his Chief of Staff and Mr. Gboyega Soyannwo as deputy chief of staff.
Ayinde, an alumnus of Havard Business School, Boston, USA and University of Cambridge, United Kingdom is a former security and intelligence personnel. He served as chief security detail to the former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu from 1999 to 2007. Ayinde, it would be recalled, was also the Director General of the Babajide Sanwo-Olu Independent Campaign Group between 2018 and 2019.
Tales abound that his emergence wasn’t easy as some interested parties tried unsuccessfully to scuttle it.
Soyannwo, a seasoned banker, had worked in various management capacity between 2005 to 2009, heading various strategic units. Until his current appointment, he was the Managing Consultant at Cranbrook Financial Consulting Services.
All the appointments take immediate effect.