Lagos Assembly begins screening of commissioner-nominees
The Lagos State House of Assembly yesterday began the screening of commissioner-nominees submitted by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
The nominees are to serve as commissioners and special advisers upon ratification by the legislature.The first person to be screened was Mrs. Toke Benson-Awoyinka, the Assistant Legal Adviser of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
Benson-Awoyinka, who was a House of Representatives aspirant of the party in Ikeja Constituency in the 2019 general election, promised to bring her experience as a lawyer for 30 years to bear if given an opportunity.She said that she spoke against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of COZA when the alleged rape case against Busola Dakolo broke.
Also, Princess Aderemi Adebowale, a registered nurse, who said she was a foundation member of the ACN/APC, and a member of the support group of the party in Lagos State, said that she was a presenter of a talkshow that treats life issues on LTV 8.
Another nominee, the immediate past Secretary to the Lagos State Government (SSG), Mr. Tunji Bello, who said he had worked in several places, advised that the state must intensify efforts on waste management and conversion. While corroborating this, Abiru advised Bello to impress it on the government that the state could not afford to improve on the environment.
Miss Adekemi Olanike Ajayi-Bembe, who was also screened, said she was adequately prepared for the task ahead.
“Infrastructure is very important, we need to fix roads, provide power and affordable housing for the people for them to feel the impact of the government.
“Once the structures are in place, the revenue of the state would increase. This is what they practise in Singapore, China and other places,” she said. While, the Secretary of the APC in the state, Dr. Wale Ahmed, was asked to take a bow as a former member of the Assembly, Prof. Akinola Abayomi, the sixth nominee to be screened, said that he backed the health insurance scheme of the state.which would make the rich to pay for the healthcare of the poor.
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