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Governor Sanwo-Olu appoints Bamgbose-Martins Commissioner for Physical Planning

The Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu  on Wednesday at a press conference approved the appointment of  Engr Omotayo Bamgbose-Martins as the new Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development.

Penpushing reports that Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotosho, who addressed journalists explained that Bamgbose-Martins appointment follows the Monday resignation of Idris Salako, who was the commissioner of the agency.

The record has it that, until his appointment, Bamgbose-Martins, a civil engineer, was the Commissioner for Special Duties, while Omotosho added that, the new commissioner is coming into the ministry with a wealth of experience.

Penpushing further reports that, Bamgbose-Martins obtained his first degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University),and got his Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Lagos majoring in Highways/Transportation.

The Lagos state government website added that he has embarked on both local and international programmes, and he is a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE), a Member of the Institute of Highway Transportation (MIHT), and a Registered Engineer (COREN).

Penpushing also reports that, it is recalled that the immediate commissioner for physical planning and urban, Idris Salako resigned barely a day after a seven-story building collapsed leading to the death of six persons.

The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, however, at the press conference told journalists that a new commissioner for special duties will be announced shortly to replace Bamgbose-Martins following his new appointment.

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