Fashola’s special adviser resigns


Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, on Friday accepted the resignation of his Special Adviser on Central Business District, Aderinola Disu, and approved her replacement with the Managing Director of the Lagos State Number Plate Production Agency, Folorunsho Folarin-Coker.


A statement signed by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media, Hakeem Bello, said the resignation followed months of consultation during which Mrs Disu explained the need for her to devote her full time to family commitments after which Fashola has had to reluctantly accept her decision to step down from the State Executive Council.

While wishing her the very best in all her endeavours, Fashola thanked Disu for her immense contributions as a public officer of several years standing and, most especially, her distinguished service as the Special Adviser on the Lagos State Central Business District from 2011 to date.

Born July 25, 1965 to the Agoro and Coker families of Lagos, Mr. Folarin-Coker, known in the social circle as Folly Coker, attended St Gregory’s College in Obalende. He holds a B.A Hons. Degree from the University of Manchester and a post graduate from the Diplomatic Academy of Westminster University, London.

He is the son of Baba Eto of Lagos, Chief Folarin Coker, who himself was one of the founding public servants when Lagos State was created in 1967.

Mr Folorunsho Folarin-Coker has served in various capacities in the Lagos State Government since 1999, and brings to his new assignment a vast knowledge of the history of the state and its institutions.

With a passion for boating and swimming, the former deputy chief of staff to Fashola, is married to Aisha Folarin-Coker and they are blessed with children.