Screening Commissioner Nominees Begins for Lagos State


The screening of commissioner nominees for Lagos state has commenced, and the Lagos State House of Assembly did not fail to put the commissioner-nominees through a rigorous screening and drilling process.

The screening was mostly on their past achievements in life, family and academic backgrounds with documents to backup, their vision and agenda for the state, among others.

The ongoing screening commenced on Sunday and 20 out of the 39 commissioner-nominees were screened. While some were cleared, the screening was adjourned and the others were asked to re-appear for further clarifications before the committee, and the rest were instructed to go and correct the irregularities on their certificates. The committee itself set up a separate panel to investigate the activities of some of them who had held public offices before now.

Those that had already faced the committee include Rotimi Ogunwuyi, Olarenwaju Layode, Tokunbo Wahab, Olajide Babajide, Olakunle Rotimi-Akudu, Mobolaji Ogunlede, Gbenga Ogunrinde, Jamiu Ali-Balogun, Lawal Pedro and Afolabi Ayantayo.

The lawmakers asked Rotimi Ogunwuyi, a former sole administrator of Mosan Okunola Local Council Development Area (LCDA), to reappear before the committee after they must have set up a panel to double check what he claimed to have achieved during his tenure as sole administrator of the LCDA.

Ibrahim Olanrewaju Layode from Badagry Constituency appeared before the committee and when asked about his accomplishments and achievements as a legislator, he said he maintained a good relationship with fellow lawmakers but the Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, sent in a text message which was read on the floor of the House, denied having a good relationship with him.

On the part of Wahab, photocopies of his school leaving certificate and West African Examination Council (WAEC) results were not included in his documents. He was asked to go get all his certificates complete and to pick another date for his screening.

Babajide claimed not to have a cordial relationship with leaders in his constituency, and also denied that Murphy endorsed him and that he could provide written evidence if necessary. He was asked to leave the screening floor for not responding as requested. Ogunlede was also asked to leave as the names on the certificates he submitted did not match.














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