Mr Babatunde Fashola, governor of Nigeria’s Lagos state, has approved the appointment of Mr David Olabanji Adewale Sunmoni as the new Accountant -General of the State.
His appointment takes effect from 31 August 2012 when the appointment of the former AG, Mr. Akin Ambode lapsed.
Sunmoni who was born on 16 of January 1959 has served as the State Auditor -General from 2010 until his new appointment.
A Master Degree holder in Business Administration (MBA) from the Lagos State University, Sunmoni is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA) and Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (FCCA) as well as an Associate of Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN).
Among the institutions he attended are London School of Accountancy, London, Methodist High School, Lagos and Oriwu College, Ikorodu.
Since he joined the State Public service, he has served in various capacities including Assistant Director, Teaching Service Commission TESCOM Pensions from 2002 to 2006, Lagos State Treasury Office as deputy director treasury operations from 2006 to 2009, Ministry of Waterfront as director of accounts from 2009 to 2010.
He has also worked with different organizations like A.G. Leventis Nigeria Plc, Pfizer Products Plc, Beta Glass Plc and Livestock Feeds Plc in different capacities like Senior Accountant, Financial and Management Accountant, Group Financial Controller and Company Secretary.
Mr Sunmoni has attended several professional courses and training programmes both locally and internationally. He is a Lay preacher at the Methodist Church of Nigeria Ikorodu Diocese.
The new Accountant General belongs to the Oriwu Club in Ikorodu and Lagos Country Club and is married with children.