The Governor-elect of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode and his lovely wife of several years, Bolanle Ambode in few weeks time will be the state’s first couple.
A Physics graduate of Lagos State University, Bolanle who hails from Epe met the incoming governor about 24years ago while he was working at Badagry Local Government Council as an accountant. The middle-aged couple have had a wonderful experience career wise.
Bolanle has Masters Degree from the Lagos State University in 1994, and sits atop BrandSmiths Consulting Ltd, Rehoboth Chops and Confectioneries Ltd, among others. Akinwunmi has grown in leaps and bounds and at 24, qualified as a Chartered Accountant and completed his Masters degree programme in Accounting from University of Lagos, specializing in Financial Management.
At one-time, he was the Auditor-General for Local Government in Lagos State, he was also appointed as Permanent Secretary, Lagos Ministry of Finance. He later became the youngest Permanent Secretary in service and only the second person to hold both positions of Permanent Secretary and Accountant-General of the state at the same time.
With an amazing career the couple’s inability to have children naturally has been the low point of their marriage. According to Blackbox, the couple waited patiently on the Lord for 17 years to bless their marriage with a child.
About two years ago, it was said that they found a way of dealing with the problem when they had a set of twins, a boy and a girl through In Vitro Fertilization(IVF) in the United States. IVF is the process by which eggs are removed from woman’s body ovaries and mixed with sperm in a laboratory culture dish. Fertilisation takes place in this dish, “in vitro”, which means “in glass”.
It is likely to be recommended when a woman has blocked or damaged fallopian tubes, or her partner has a minor problem with his sperm, and success was not achieved through fertility drugs.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Akinwumi Ambode won thegubernatorial poll of Saturday, April 11, defeating the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Jimi Agabje. Out of the 20 local government areas in the state, Ambode won in 15. The governor-elect was recently presented his certificate of return by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).