He was a civil servant for 27 years and a financial consultant before running for public office as Governor of Lagos State in 2015
NAME: Akinwunmi Ambode
DATE OF BIRTH: June 14, 1963
PLACE OF BIRTH: Epe Lagos state
WIFE; Bolanle Patience Ambode
St. Jude’s Primary School, Ebutte Meta, Lagos, from 1969-1974, where he sat for the National Common Entrance Examinations.
From 1974-81, Ambode, attended Federal Government College, Warri, Delta State. From 1981-1984, he attended 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
CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Akinwunmi Ambode was the Assistant Treasurer, Badagry Local Government, Lagos State, Nigeria. In 1991, he was posted to Shomolu Local Government, Lagos State, as an Auditor. He has also held the position of Council Treasurer in Shomolu Local Government in later years.
He also previously served as Council Treasurer at Alimosho Local Government, Lagos State. In 2001, he became acting Auditor General for Local Government, Lagos State, Nigeria. This position was confirmed by the State House of Assembly. In January 2005, Ambode was appointed the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Finance
After 27 years in the civil service, Ambode voluntarily retired in August 2012. He founded Brandsmiths Consulting Limited to provide Public Finance and Management Consulting services to government at all levels, its parastatals and agencies.