Akinwunmi Ambode was born on June 14, 1963, to Festus Akinwale Ambode and Christianah Oluleye Ambode as the sixth of ten children.
He was sworn into office as Governor on Friday, May 29, 2015, and previously served as Accountant-General of the state.
While speaking on the occasion, his Chief Press Secretary, Habib Aruna said:
“As we celebrate Ambode at 52 today, the thinking is that he has not arrived, even if materially he is classed as among the Joneses.
He has not arrived in the sense that he wants to be judged more by how he strives to lift the poor from their poverty, how his government initiates and pursues policies to identify the administration as a compassionate one, how his team relates with the man in the street and how state institutions help the people to live their dreams.”
The governor had earlier said that his birthday celebration would be dedicated to the fight against cancer.
From Naijaparents we say a loud happy birthday to his Excellency Governor Akinwunmi Ambode May God bless and direct you to give us a better Lagos state in the next four years…Amen…