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He attended the University of Lagos where he earned his bachelors and masters degree in Accounting. He started his work as an assistant treasurer for the Badagry local government in Lagos State in 1988. He then served as an accountant for Lagos State in 2006.
Akinwunmi Ambode was born on 14 June 1963 in Ondo, Ondo State, into the family of Festus Akinwale Ambode and Christianah Oluleye Ambode. Akinwunmi Ambode is one of ten children of his father Festus Ambode.
From 1988-91, Akinwunmi Ambode was the Assistant Treasurer, Badagry Local Government, Lagos State, Nigeria. In 1991, he was posted to Somolu Local Government, Lagos State, as an Auditor. He has also held the position of Council Treasurer in Shomolu Local Government in later years.
In 1991, Ambode married Bolanle Patience (née Odukomaiya) Ambode. They have twins, a boy and a girl. Ambode is a Christian.
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 Federal Ministry of Finance.
From 2006- 2012, Ambode was the accountant general for Lagos State, in charge of all the financial activities of the state and directly responsible for over 1400 accountants in the state service. Under his watch, the State Treasury Office (STO) revolutionized the way Lagos State finances were raised, budgeted, managed and planned. In his six years as the Lagos State accountant general, the state's financial performance improved visibly with the budget performing at a remarkable average of 85% annually.
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.
In 2013, he founded the non-profit La Roche Leadership Foundation. Its recent goal is to install Nigerian and Lagos State flags in all government owned schools in Lagos State.
Lagos state generates over 78 million tons of waste between 2007 and 2013 with collection rate of 28% . The gap in the rate of refuse collection in the state exposes the state to environmental epidemics. On 1 March 2017, the governor Ambode's administration introduces Visionscape a private foreign-owned waste management company to take charge of the activities of waste management in Lagos state. The governor's action was criticized for his decision to dump Lagos State Waste Management Authority ( LAWMA) the state-owned agency created for the management of waste disposal . According to Leadership “More than 10 months after commencing work with colourful vehicles and waste bins, Visionscape has failed to deliver. After its shaky start which made its promoters to hastily broker a deal to partially recall the PSP Operators, no tangible progress has been recorded in the waste management department.” in the same vein. The speaker of the state house of assembly, Hon.Mudashiru Obasa also said “We are seriously working on it and the PSP will soon return. Visionscape remains unknown in Lagos State, it is a ghost in the state and we are not going to embrace it,” said Obasa. The political bent to the issue would later come to the fore weeks
Akinwunmi was born and raised in Epe, Lagos and has nine other siblings.
Currently, Akinwunmi Ambode is 59 years, 5 months and 16 days old. Akinwunmi Ambode will celebrate 60th birthday on a Wednesday 14th of June 2023. Below we countdown to Akinwunmi Ambode upcoming birthday.