Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode clocks 53 today.
Ambode was born in Epe Lagos on June 14, 1963 as one of the ten children of Festus Akinwale Ambode and Christianah Oluleye Ambode. He graduated from the University of Lagos where he studied Accounting, graduating at the age of 21. He also has a master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Lagos, and he qualified as a Chartered Accountant.
He was a civil servant for 27 years and a financial consultant before running for public office as Governor of Lagos State in 2015.
Ambode ran for office of the Governor of Lagos State in April 2015 as a member of the All Progressive Congress, the state’s ruling party, he won the election, defeating the second-place candidate by more than 150,000 votes. He began his tenure as the governor of Lagos on 29 May 2015, he succeeded Babatunde Fashola
Ambode has dedicated his birthday to the fight against cancer and urged well-wishers to donate funds towards the cause rather than purchase gifts or pay for adverts.
Happy Birthday, Mr Governor