Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has named Tayo Bamgbose-Martins the new Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development.
Bamgbose-Martins replaces Idris Salako who resigned on Monday after a seven-storey building caved in the highbrow Oniru.
Salako left the position after supervising a ministry under whose watch Nigeria’s biggest city witnessed successive collapses since Sanwo-Olu assumed office.
A statement on Wednesday by Commissioner for Information, Gbenga Omotoso announced Bamgbose-Martins’ appointment.
The engineer had been the Commissioner for Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations since 2019.
Born June 3, 1957 in Lagos, he had his primary education at St. Mary’s Private School and later St. Gregory’s College both in Lagos.
The commissioner obtained his First Degree, a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc Hons) in Civil Engineering from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University).
He has a Master of Science Degree (MSc.) in Civil Engineering from the University of Lagos (UNILAG) majoring in Highways/Transportation.
Bamgbose-Martins attended post-qualification programmes including Infrastructure Development at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.
The Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE) is a member of the Institute of Highway Transportation (MIHT) and a Registered Engineer (COREN).
He previously served the Lagos government as an Area/Resident Engineer, a Director of Planning and Design, General Manager of Lagos State Ferry Services;
Bamgbose-Martins was formerly Executive Secretary and Vice Chairman, Lagos State Roads, Bridges and Highway Infrastructure Private Sector Participation (PSP) Board.
He became a Permanent Secretary in 2005 and headed Ministries of Rural Infrastructure, Housing, and Works and Infrastructure. He retired in 2015.
The commissioner is a member of the Lagos State Project Finance and Process Compliance Audit Committee.