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Lagos State Governor Appoints Ex-FIRS Boss as Head of Employment Trust Fund

The Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has appointed the former chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) Mrs. Ifueko Omoigui-Okauru to head the Board of Trustees for the N25billion State Employment Trust Fund (ETF).

Ambode who revealed this in a statement signed by his chief press secretary, Mr. Habib Aruna, also approved the appointment of nine others to serve as members of the Board of Trustees of the ETF, which is geared towards addressing the challenges of youth unemployment as well as promote wealth creation through entrepreneurial development in the state.

Other members of the board include Mr. Dele Martins, Mrs. Bilikis Adebiyi-Abiola, Mr. Otto Orondaam, Mrs. Olufunmi Olatunde Daudu, Mr. Tunde Bank-Anthony and Mr. Micheal Popoola Ajayi.

The governor also approved for the commissioner for Wealth Creation, Mr. Tunde Durosinmi-Etti and his counterpart in Ministry of Finance, Dr. Mustapha Akinkunmi to be part of the board, while Mr. Akintunde Oyebode is to serve as Executive Secretary of the Board.

The Employment Trust Fund, it would be recalled, was signed into law by Governor Ambode on Tuesday, who said it was in line with keeping faith with the promise he made to the people during the electioneering campaign.

Ambode had expressed optimism that the fund will address the challenge of unemployment and promote wealth creation through entrepreneurial development, adding that an annual contribution of N6.25billion will be injected into the fund by the state government for four years totaling N25billion.


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