Lagos lawmakers drop Abayomi, Omotosho, 15 others from commissioners’ list
Lagos State House of Assembly dropped some prominent names, yesterday, when it confirmed 22 out of the 39 cabinet nominees sent by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for screening.
Nominees, who didn’t make the list, include former Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, who led the state’s campaign against COVID 19; former Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotosho, and former Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Sam Egube.
Others are: 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.
The confirmed 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.
Others are: 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.
Speaker of the House, Mudashiru Obasa, who presided over the sitting, said the confirmation followed rigorous and detailed screening of the nominees by an ad hoc committee, led by Chief Whip, Fatai Mojeed.
He commended the committee for its effectiveness and urged the confirmed to remember they are in office to serve people of the state, not individuals. He also promised that the House would continue to do its best in the interest of the state. The confirmation was done via voice vote as Obasa mentioned the name of each nominee.
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