Lagos Assembly Concludes Screening Of Commissioner-Nominees

Lagos State House of Assembly has concluded its screening of the commissioner-nominees sent to it by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

The exercise came to a close on Friday with the screening of the remaining seven nominees.

The nominees were Mr Afolabi Ayantayo, Mr Femi George and Mr Idris Salako

Others were Ms Ruth Olusanya, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, Mr Gbolahan Lawal and Mr. Aramide Adeyoye.

Eight of the nominees were screened on the first day of the commencement of the exercise, while 10 were screened the following day.

Speaking at the conclusion of the screening exercise, the Chairman of the Screening Committee, Hon. Rotimi Abiru said the nominees have demonstrated a high level of knowledge and understanding of government.

“The nominees demonstrated a high level of knowledge and the understanding of government.

“They realised that this is a call to service and they have promised that they would add their experience to governance. I don’t have any doubt that those that we have spoken to so far are good and that they would join hands with the Governor to make the state better,” he said.

However, Abiru noted that the final decision of confirmation of the nominees resides with the entire members of the Assembly.

“The final decision lies in the 40 members of the House. Ours is to screen and make a report to the entire house. If the entire House finds them suitable, the decision would be communicated to the entire people of the state,” Abiru said.

Sanwo-Olu had, on the 15th of July, 2019, sent the names of 25 commissioners and special advisers-designate to the House of Assembly for confirmation.

On the list were two persons – the former Secretary to the State Government, Mr Tunji Bello and former Commissioner for Wealth Creation, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf – who served in the immediate past State Executive Council.

They also included those who had held various positions under previous administrations in the state, such as former Commissioner for Special Duties, Dr. Wale Ahmed, Mr. Segun Dawodu and Mr. Gbolahan Lawal, among others.

Others were Mr. Rabiu Onaolapo, Mrs. Folashade Adefisayo, Prof. Akin Abayomi, Dr. Idris Salako, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, Mrs. Toke Benson-Awoyinka, Mrs. Bolaji Dada, Mr. Lere Odusote, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, Ms. Adekemi Ajayi, Mr. Femi George, Mr. Moyo Onigbanjo (SAN), Mr. Hakeem Fahm, Mrs. Ajibola Ponnle, Aramide Adeyoye, Mr. Sam Egube, Ms Ruth Bisola Olusanya, Aderemi Adebowale, Mr. Tunbosun Alake and Mr. Afolabi Ayantayo.

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