BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu resends 18 commissioner nominees to Lagos Assembly, Adefisayo, Adeyoye missing

The governor of Lagos state, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday resent 18 names of Commissioner nominees to the House of Assembly for confirmation.

The 18 names were contained in a letter read by the Clerk of the House, Barr. Olalekan Onafeko during the plenary session.

In the letter, Sanwo-Olu stated that the new list represent the broad political spectrum and diverse background reflective of the rich background of Lagos state.

The letter read in part, “I express my heartfelt thanks to you (Speaker) and the entire House members and commitment in clearing the recent 22 commissioner-nominees presented by the Executive.

” However, as you are aware, 17 out of the 39 nominees were not cleared.

” After careful consideration, I felt concerned to represent the list of names which include the balance of previously presented and new individuals.

” The list represents the broad political spectrum and diverse background reflective of the rich background of Lagos state. I am confident that the list of the nominees have the necessary qualifications and experience and dedication to serve the people of Lagos state effectively.

” I belief this people will bring fresh insight and innovations to contribute to the overall growth of the state. I urge you and other members to assess these nominees for clearance to be part of the state executive Council. After careful consideration as it include the balance of previously presented and new individuals”

The Speaker, Rt. Hon Mudashiru Obasa led House of Assembly had earlier rejected 17 out of the 39 nominees sent by the governor for screening and confirmation.

It would be recalled that the apex advisory organ in Lagos All Progressives Congress (APC), Governance Advisory Council (GAC) had intervened in the rift between the Governor and the Speaker.

Consequently, Obasa directed the 12-member committee led by the Chief Whip of the House, Hon. Fatai Mojeed to screen the names.

The committee, according to the Speaker, has 48hours to commence the screening exercise and present its report on Thursday.

The names are as follows;

Dr. Afolabi Abiodun Tajudeen
Mr. Oluwaseun Oriyomi Osiyemi
Prof. Akinola Emmanuel Abayomi
Engr. Olalere Odusote
Dr. Oluwarotimi Omotola Wahab Fashola
Mrs. Folashade Kaosarat Ambrose-Medem
Mrs. Akinyemi Bankole Ajigbotafe
Mr. Samuel Egube
Hon. Tolani Sule Akibu
Mrs. Bolaji Cécilia Dada
Mrs. Barakat Akande Bakare
Mr. Olugbenga Omotosho
Mr. Mosopefoluwa George
Dr. Yekini Nurudeen Agbaje
Dr. Olumide Oluyinka
Mr. Abayomi Samson Oluyomi
Dr. Iyabode Oyeyemi Ayoola
Hon. Sola Shakirudeen Giwa

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