Ambode redeploys ex-acting commissioner, Adebimpe Akinsola, from tourism to housing

Adebimpe Akinsola

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has approved the redeployment of former acting Commissioner of Tourism, Art and Culture, Mrs Adebimpe Akinsola, to the Ministry of Housing.

She was until the redeployment, special adviser to the governor on tourism, art and culture.

Moving in the other direction is Mrs Aramide Giwanson who was until the redeployment special adviser to the governor on housing.

Adebimpe was appointed acting commissioner of tourism, art and culture following the sacking of Folorunsho Coker as substantive commissioner in October 2016.

She subsequently doubled as acting commissioner and special adviser to the governor.

Born in Igbogbo, Ikorodu, on October 6, 1961, ‘Mama Choir’ as she is fondly called in her church was a teacher before going into politics.

Before her appointment as special adviser in 2015, Adebimpe was elected to represent Ikorodu Constituency II in the Lagos State House of Assembly in 2011.

As a member of the house, she served as vice chairman House Committee on the Environment, and member, House Committee on Education, Budget and Planning among others.

She holds the distinction of being the first special adviser on tourism, art and culture in Lagos.

Her last major project before her redeployment to the housing ministry was the Lagos Street Carnival held on December 3.

Giwanson was introduced to the media as special adviser on tourism, art and culture at the One Lagos Fiesta press conference held at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, Alausa, Ikeja on Saturday.

Born on December 9, 1965 to Lagosian parents, Giwanson was also a teacher and education administrator before she was appointed special adviser to the governor on housing on October 9, 2015.