Akinwunmi Ambode Releases Resume In Response To Criticism


The governorship candidate of APC in Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode released his CV for his critics during his acceptance speech. See his impressive resume below…

• I was born on the 14th of June,1963 at Epe General Hospital, Epe, Lagos State.
• I had my Primary School at St. Jude’s Primary School, Ebute Meta, and Lagos. Passed the National Common Entrance in Primary 5 and gained admission into Federal Government College, Warri.
• Recorded the second best result in the entire West Africa in the Higher School
Certificate Examinations in the Social Sciences in 1981.
• Graduated with honours in Accounting from the University of Lagos at 21.
• I started my public service career at Lagos State Waste Disposal Board (now LAWMA) as Accountant Grade II in November 1985.
• At 24, I qualified as a Chartered Accountant and completed my Masters Degree programme in Accounting from University of Lagos, specializing in Financial Management.
• Worked in the Local Government Service for 10years and was at various times council Treasurer in Alimosho, Shomolu, Mushin and Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government Councils.
• In 1998, my commitment to public service earned me the award of the US Fullbright Scholarship for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship program, in Boston University, Massachusetts, USA on Public Leadership with emphasis on Finance and Accounting.
• I was appointed acting Auditor-General for Local Government in 2000 and became the youngest ever Auditor-General for Local Government in Lagos State.
• I was appointed Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance in January 2005 and in February, 2006, was given the additional responsibility of Accountant-General of Lagos State.
• I was the youngest Permanent Secretary in service and only the second person to hold both positions of Permanent Secretary and Accountant-General at the same time.
• Under my watch, the State Treasury Office revolutionized the way Lagos State finances were raised, budgeted, managed and planned resulting in the state’s budget performing at an average of 85% annually.
• I ensured payment of civil service staff salaries before the end of the month, payment of running cost by 1st week of each month and introduced end of the year
package and special/specific welfare for staff.
• I launched the e-payment platform for the monthly staff salaries
• I renovated the State Treasury Office, created a conducive working environment, introduced a corporate dress code and provided laptops for all Directors
• I Introduced prompt payment of gratuity and pension arrears of the State Universal
Basic Education Board and Local Government old pensioners.
• I introduced regular technical meetings with the Directors of Accounts in all MDAs, facilitated the sponsorship, by the State Governor, of over 1000 accountants to the Annual accountants’ Conference in Abuja and initiated the annual retreat for Heads of Accountants as well as Local and International training for staff.
• I co-organised the first ever National Tax Retreat in association with the Joint Tax
Board/Federal Inland Revenue Service in 2005.
• I chaired the Technical Committee that produced the Lagos State Economic
Empowerment Development Strategy (SEEDS) document.
• I led the audit teams as the Auditor-General in the office of Auditor-General for Local Government to clear and publish the arrears of statutory audits of 1995 to 2004 within 12months.
• I am a scholar, accountant, administrator, an astute leader with strong emotional intelligence, i am an alumnus of Wharton Business School and also attended courses at Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield, England; the Institute of Management
Development, Lausanne, Switzerland; INSEAD, Singapore and the Harvard Kennedy
School of Government, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
• I retired voluntarily from public service in August, 2012; the first ever recorded voluntary retirement by a Permanent Secretary in the Lagos State Public Service.
• I established Brandsmiths Consulting Limited in 2012 and the company is today consulting for Federal, State and Local Governments on the transition to the new International Public Service Accounting System and other financial advisory services.
• I am a stickler for high performance and my decisions are never based on race, gender or religion.


  1. Akinwunmi Ambode, oruko nroni, oriki nro niyan. Ambode ti de, ode fun ire ati ike temi, iwo nko.

    Vote for *Ambode Akinwunmi, ki ire tie nan lede. From *** Alhaji Sikiru Balogun

  2. Akinwunmi Ambode is very, very qualified to be the CEO of Lagos State! I never knew he has so much work experience and has gone through so much training in Nigeria and overseas. Kudos to the Lion of Bourdillon for getting a replacement for Fashola whom he threw up to transform Lagos. People may not like the personality of Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu but you cannot take away from him the fact that he knows the people that can deliver the goods to the people in each State in the South West and supports them fully. He does not celebrate mediocrity. Only the best is good enough for Lagos!

  3. Am not a fan of any party but am impressed. Jst so sad that I couldn’t stand the queue @ the voters card center but any other aspirant in Lagos start is a waste of time. Ambode ti de iranrun ti de.

  4. U retired in 2012 or fashola forced ur resignation Based on irregularities in ur Department?…..I don’t belong to any political party(I swear) but if u wanna be my number one citizen(in lagos),clear dis facts,pls(u still haven’t clear d air on ur alleged falsification of information as per ur state of origin u filled in ur JAMB)…pls do so as ur opponents may use dat against u in d general elections.

  5. Good CV. Your achiever! Am very familiar with all your high profile schools. What have you achieved for yourself? Fashola is a young SAN.Do you think Nigerian politicians like a scholar as their leader? Anything to declare as earlier hinted by SAINT? Good luck.

  6. Good CV. Young achiever! Am very familiar with all your high profile schools. What have you achieved for yourself? Fashola is a young SAN.Do you think Nigerian politicians like a scholar as their leader? Anything to declare as earlier hinted by SAINT? Good luck.

  7. By and large, it won’t matter one bit what the guy possesses. The reason for that is widely known. In as much as bola tinubu hides behinde the door & basically runing the government from his house. Little, if any, could be achieved in Lagos State. He did it with Tunde Fashola. And he would do it time and again. So long as Lagosians allows politics of patronage. ” Junsoke”, rice, cooking oil & free haji & jerusalem trips….. all of which are this connie man called Bola Tinubu’s system.


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