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Is Muri Okunola The Most Powerful Person In Sanwo-olu's Cabinet? by Lanrelagboi: 8:09am On Sep 07


At present, there is a powerful player in the government cabinet of Babajide Sanwo-Olu that everybody defers to.

‘’Everybody defers to him because he is Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s golden boy and his extremely close to the powerful politician’’ a source stated.



Societynow.ng learned that the Head of Service, Hakeem Muri Okunola is regarded as the most powerful individual in the Lagos State Government.

Aside from drawing his power from the seemingly bottomless pit of Tinubu’s influence, insiders insist that to his credit HMO – as he is fondly called – is adept in the politics of Alausa, the seat of Lagos Government.

He forms a trio of the favored ‘’sons’’ of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu along with Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi and Folorunsho Folarin (Folly ) Coker, the Director-General of the Nigeria Tourism Development Commission.

The three talents groomed for high purposes since the days Tinubu was Governor of Lagos state ( and were part of the administration as models of what can be achieved as at a young age with dedication, hard work, and loyalty).



With guiding hands of Tinubu behind the scene – and his zeal – Muri Okunola became the man in charge of the plum Land Use and Allocation Committee as Executive Secretary ( just like a permanent Secretary) between 2005 and 2011.

‘’That was a position many will literally die for’’ societynow.ng learned.

It took the cold-hearted campaign by immediate past Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to pluck HMO from the plum position and post him to a relegated – in influence – role of Permanent Secretary Ministry of Youth and Social Development.

‘’And this was a time Ambode was sacking others with the infamous slogan of Mo Be Orie Danu ( translated I cut off his head but with the meaning I dealt with him), for HMO to remain in the system on the same cadre though reduced in influence shows how strong the power backing him is’’ a source pointed out.




And to show he enjoys immense support of the powers that be, HMO rose to make history as the youngest person to occupy the office of the Head of Service of the Lagos state government right in the heart of the scathing crisis between Ambode and Tinubu which has made many people casualties on both sides.

HMO was sworn on December 31, 208.

The development made HMO the first major player in the new government to be in place.

‘’He was a long-range and major shot in an engaging and unfolding power play’’ societynow.ng learned.

Societynow.ng learned that HMO is putting his putting the advantage to good use in deployment of ‘’troops’’ within government circle and ‘’correcting’’ the ills perpetrated by Ambode.

‘’Deployment of troops is the root cause of the hullabaloo over the removal of the Head of Lagos State Vehicle Inspection Service Gbolahan Toriola’’ societynow.ng learned.

Just like Ambode purged the loyalists of his predecessor, his sympathizers especially those the former governor put in place to serve selfish interests are experiencing the same fate.

Societynow.ng learned that Head of Service is ensuring that ‘’ men loyal to the master plan of a grand Lagos designed by Tinubu’’ are being put in place to ensure governance is on the autorun as directed by the powerful politician irrespective of whoever occupies the office of Governor.

‘’And knowing where HMO draws his influence, many are naturally defer to him in most of these matters’’ societynow.ng learned.

https://societynow.ng/meet-the-most-powerful-man-in-sanwo-olus-govtand-it-is-not-deputy-gov-hamzat/

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Re: Is Muri Okunola The Most Powerful Person In Sanwo-olu's Cabinet? by Chimookigwe: 8:25am On Sep 07
He was formerly Jagaban's PA in 2003-2005. That's when Tinubu was Governor. He was 31

From there, he was made the Executive Secretary, Land Use Allocation Committee at 33

From there, he became PS Lands at 39.

From there, Ambode threw him to Special Duties and from there to Sports.

Ambode retired 21 senior Permanent Secretaries to make him Head of Service on the 31st of December 2018.

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Re: Is Muri Okunola The Most Powerful Person In Sanwo-olu's Cabinet? by EsquireDD: 8:25am On Sep 07
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Re: Is Muri Okunola The Most Powerful Person In Sanwo-olu's Cabinet? by nihilistjnr: 8:25am On Sep 07
cheesy
Re: Is Muri Okunola The Most Powerful Person In Sanwo-olu's Cabinet? by Meliian(f): 8:27am On Sep 07
We don't care. We focus on good governance. That's all that matters.

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Re: Is Muri Okunola The Most Powerful Person In Sanwo-olu's Cabinet? by Olawrites: 8:27am On Sep 07
His late father has done the job for him already. I know him very well, TINUBU and his dad are good friends. His dad lives in Dolphin estate Ikoyi.

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Re: Is Muri Okunola The Most Powerful Person In Sanwo-olu's Cabinet? by DrNueLpureHoney(m): 8:28am On Sep 07
Ok....All we want is a better Lagos state and a better Nigeria.

Being powerful doesn't add up to anything... Na Good governance na e matter.

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Re: Is Muri Okunola The Most Powerful Person In Sanwo-olu's Cabinet? by jboycrb(m): 8:28am On Sep 07
Hmm
Re: Is Muri Okunola The Most Powerful Person In Sanwo-olu's Cabinet? by CapitalHYC(m): 8:28am On Sep 07
All na Election gimmicks abeg ...They are only trying to build his name politically probably the next Governor after Sanwo coz he is still young

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Re: Is Muri Okunola The Most Powerful Person In Sanwo-olu's Cabinet? by Sellfish(m): 8:28am On Sep 07
Re: Is Muri Okunola The Most Powerful Person In Sanwo-olu's Cabinet? by DrToche: 8:28am On Sep 07
Maybe he is but

Re: Is Muri Okunola The Most Powerful Person In Sanwo-olu's Cabinet? by JMK9600(f): 8:29am On Sep 07
Eko oni baje. Na their hand Eko dey
Re: Is Muri Okunola The Most Powerful Person In Sanwo-olu's Cabinet? by yaki84: 8:29am On Sep 07
Nothngto say
Re: Is Muri Okunola The Most Powerful Person In Sanwo-olu's Cabinet? by lmm4real: 8:29am On Sep 07
Last last Democracy na Scam undecided

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Re: Is Muri Okunola The Most Powerful Person In Sanwo-olu's Cabinet? by kay5you: 8:30am On Sep 07
Lagos will continue to be the least livable city in the world under this thyroid eye patient

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Re: Is Muri Okunola The Most Powerful Person In Sanwo-olu's Cabinet? by bamidbamid: 8:30am On Sep 07
Ur question is synonymous to asking if Tinubu is the most powerful in Lagos state.. Because Muri Okunola is equal to Tinubu, he is Jagabans PRINCIPAL INSTRUMENT during the last day's of Ambode and NOW..

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Re: Is Muri Okunola The Most Powerful Person In Sanwo-olu's Cabinet? by datola: 8:30am On Sep 07
Chimookigwe:
He was formerly Jagaban's PA. That's where he started.

From there, he was made the Executive Secretary, Land Use Allocation Committee at 33

From there, he became PS Lands at 35. I heard he threw a party to celebrate his first Billion at this point.

From there, Ambode threw him to Special Duties and from there to Sports.

Sanwo-olu retired 21 senior Permanent Secretaries to make him Head of Service.

I thought he was already HOS before Ambode left
Re: Is Muri Okunola The Most Powerful Person In Sanwo-olu's Cabinet? by Siralgebra04(m): 8:31am On Sep 07
Wetin concern me with wetin no concern me
Re: Is Muri Okunola The Most Powerful Person In Sanwo-olu's Cabinet? by sylve11: 8:32am On Sep 07
i am not in their cabinet, so i wouldn't know. undecided cool
Re: Is Muri Okunola The Most Powerful Person In Sanwo-olu's Cabinet? by majamajic(m): 8:32am On Sep 07
where's my Hamzat ?
what's happening ?

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Re: Is Muri Okunola The Most Powerful Person In Sanwo-olu's Cabinet? by RexTramadol1: 8:33am On Sep 07
I just see money




Not even power
Re: Is Muri Okunola The Most Powerful Person In Sanwo-olu's Cabinet? by Wolexyoshi: 8:34am On Sep 07
There is no cause for alarm. In as much what he is doing is in the best interest of the State.

As a civil servant in Lagos, we are in support of him.

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Re: Is Muri Okunola The Most Powerful Person In Sanwo-olu's Cabinet? by niaralandtopuser(m): 8:34am On Sep 07
Chimookigwe:
He was formerly Jagaban's PA. That's where he started.

From there, he was made the Executive Secretary, Land Use Allocation Committee at 33

From there, he became PS Lands at 35. I heard he threw a party to celebrate his first Billion at this point.

From there, Ambode threw him to Special Duties and from there to Sports.

Sanwo-olu retired 21 senior Permanent Secretaries to make him Head of Service.
did he explained how he made the billion?

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Re: Is Muri Okunola The Most Powerful Person In Sanwo-olu's Cabinet? by Chimookigwe: 8:35am On Sep 07
datola:


I thought he was already HOS before Ambode left

Very correct. I'll edit as appropriate.

He was sworn in by Ambode on 31st December last year.

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Re: Is Muri Okunola The Most Powerful Person In Sanwo-olu's Cabinet? by TheFacelessMan: 8:37am On Sep 07
Chimookigwe:
He was formerly Jagaban's PA in 2003-2005. That's when Tinubu was Governor. He was 31

From there, he was made the Executive Secretary, Land Use Allocation Committee at 33

From there, he became PS Lands at 39. I heard he threw a party to celebrate his first Billion at this point.

From there, Ambode threw him to Special Duties and from there to Sports.

Ambode retired 21 senior Permanent Secretaries to make him Head of Service on the 31st of December 2018.

Oko awon Okoro ? cheesy

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Re: Is Muri Okunola The Most Powerful Person In Sanwo-olu's Cabinet? by henryhemon(m): 8:38am On Sep 07
Chimookigwe:
He was formerly Jagaban's PA in 2003-2005. That's when Tinubu was Governor. He was 31

From there, he was made the Executive Secretary, Land Use Allocation Committee at 33

From there, he became PS Lands at 39. I heard he threw a party to celebrate his first Billion at this point.

From there, Ambode threw him to Special Duties and from there to Sports.

Ambode retired 21 senior Permanent Secretaries to make him Head of Service on the 31st of December 2018.

21??
Re: Is Muri Okunola The Most Powerful Person In Sanwo-olu's Cabinet? by propsvilla3: 8:39am On Sep 07
Ok

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