Lagos Assembly Excludes Abayomi, Omotosho, And 15 Others From Commissioner Selection

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A notable shift occurred in the Lagos State House of Assembly’s proceedings as they gave their seal of approval to 22 individuals out of the 39 initially proposed by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for cabinet consideration.

Notable names that failed to secure a place in the final list encompass the likes of Prof. Akin Abayomi, the former Health Commissioner who spearheaded the state’s COVID-19 response; Gbenga Omotosho, the former Information and Strategy Commissioner; as well as Sam Egube, the former Budget and Planning Commissioner.

The list of those omitted also includes Mrs. Folashade Adefisayo, Mr. Yomi Oluyomi, Mrs. Folashade Ambrose, Ms. Barakat Bakare, Olalere Odusote, Dr. Rotimi Fashola, Mrs. Bolaji Cecilia Dada, Mr. Olalekan Fatodu, Mrs. Solape Hammond, Mr. Mosopefolu George, Aramide Adeyoye, Mr. Seun Osiyemi, Mr. Rotimi Ogunwuyi, and Dr. Olumide Oluyinka.

On the other hand, the confirmed candidates are: Mr. Layode Ibrahim, Mr. Mobolaji Ogunlende, Dr. Dolapo Fasawe, Bola Olumegbon, Mr. Idris Aregbe, Ms. Abisola Ruth Olusanya, Mr. Moruf Akinderu Fatai, Mr. Kayode Bolaji-Roberts, Abiola Olowu, and Mrs. Toke Benson-Awoyinka.

Additional confirmations encompass: Dr. Oreoluwa Finnih-Awokoya, Mr. Yakub Adedayo Alebiosu, Mr. Lawal Pedro, Mr. Tunbosun Alake, Mr. Gbenga Oyerinde, Dr. Adekunle Olayinka, Dr. Jide Babatunde, Mr. Afolabi Ayantayo, Mr. Tokunbo Wahab, Mr. Olakunle Rotimi-Akodu, Mr. Jamiu Alli-Balogun, and Mr. Abdulkabir Ogungbo.

During the proceedings, Speaker Mudashiru Obasa presided and noted that the committee, under the leadership of Chief Whip Fatai Mojeed, conducted a thorough and meticulous assessment of the nominees. He praised the committee’s diligence and urged the approved candidates to remember that their service is to the citizens of the state, not specific individuals. Obasa also assured the House’s ongoing commitment to the state’s welfare. The confirmation was made through a vocal vote, with each nominee’s name mentioned by Obasa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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