Akinwunmi Ambode Biography + 20 Facts You Never Knew About Him


Akinwunmi Ambode is the current governor of Lagos state Nigeria. 

This article contains the biography of Akinwunmi Ambode plus some 20 quick facts you never knew about him.

Akinwunmi Ambode Biography + 20  Facts

  • 1. Akinwunmi Ambode was born on June 14, 1963.
  • 2. He was a civil servant for 27 years and a financial consultant before campaigning for public office as Governor of Lagos State in 2015.
  • 3. Akinwunmi Ambode is the14th Governor of Lagos State,he assumed office on May 29, 2015.
  • 4. He ran for the office of the Governor of Lagos State and won in April 2015 defeating the second-place candidate with 150,000 votes.
  • 5. Akinwunmi Ambode has 9 siblings and is one of ten children of his father Festus Ambode.
  • 6. There is a controversy concerning Akinwunmi's state of origin,many years back he 
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  • filled a Jamb form and he selected Ondo state as his state of origin which under the Nigerian Constitution would disqualify him from being governor of Lagos State.
  • 7. Ambode contested for the governor of Lagos state under the APC political party.  
  • 8. Akinwunmi Ambode attended St. Jude’s Primary School, Ebutte Meta, Lagos,he later proceeded to  attended Federal Government College, Warri, Delta State,after which he secured admission to study accounting at the University of Lagos.He also has a master's degree in Accounting from the University of Lagos.
  • 9. Ambode graduated from the university at the age of 21.
  • 10. Amode is also as a certified chartered accountant
  • 11. He also has some foreign certification to his name,he was awarded the US Fulbright Scholarship for the Hubert. Humphries Fellowship Programme in Boston Massachusett plus other accolades. 
  • 12. Akinwunmi Ambode was the Assistant Treasurer of Badagry Local Government, Lagos State,in 2005, Ambode was appointed the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Finance.
  • 13. He was also once the the accountant general for Lagos State.
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  • 14. As the accountant general of Lagos State he was  responsible for over 1400 accountants in the state service.
  • 15. Ambode served in the civil service for 27 years,after which he retired and founded Brandsmiths Consulting Limited to provide Public Finance and Management Consulting services to the government.
  • 16. Akinwunmi Ambode got married In 1991.
  • 17. He got married to Bolanle Patience.
  • 18. Ambode is a father to three children together, twin boys and a girl.
  • 19. Akinwunmi Ambode founded the non-profit organization called the La Roche Leadership Foundation. Its goal is to install Nigerian and Lagos State flags in all government owned schools in Lagos State Nigeria. 
  • 20. Akinwunmi Ambode was born Akinwunmi Dapo Ambode in Epe, Lagos State, Nigeria.