|Eng. Ganiyu Johnson|
Eng. Ganiyu Johnson, the Lagos state Commissioner for Works and infrastructures has opted out of the Lagos State cabinet.
Ganiyu, who resigned his appointment was
reportedly tired of Governor Akinwumi Ambode’s overbearing influences.
It was gathered that Mr. Johnson had resigned few weeks ago but decided to keep his resignation a top
Finding by correspondent in Lagos further
revealed that the commissioner had moved all his personal belongings
from his office at the ministry
Though, it has been
revealed that Gov. Ambode who sacked three out of his commissioners
weeks back, has also in the pipeline to sack six more others. The era of
‘goodie goodie’ to Ambode is gone where any personnel can spend or
approve money anyhow.
But some of these Commissioners and Advisers
believed that they should at least be given a free hand to operate, no
matter how little.
While some are staying glued to when they will be
sacked due to the economic recession in the country, some others
believe that the earlier the better to call it quit the better. And
Ganiyu Johnson is one of those people.
The earlier sacked
commissioners were; Commissioners for Tourism, Mr. Folorunsho
Folarin-Coker, Finance, Dr. Mustapha Akinkunmi, and Transportation, Dr.
Some officials, privy to what actually soured the
relationship between the works commissioner and Gov. Ambode, but who do
not want their names in print revealed to correspondent that the
commissioner’s resignation may also not be unconnected with 2019
It was gathered that the
Lagos Works commissioner, Ganiyu Johnson is a close ally of the former
Governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola, whom report says still bent on
ensuring his crony and anointed aspirant in the 2015 governorship
election, Mr. Kadiri Obafemi Hamzat wrest power from Amode, come 2019.