Lagos Assembly nullifies former commissioner of information, health, economics among 15 others

Lagos Assembly nullifies former commissioner of information, health, economics among 15 others

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Wednesday dropped 17 of the 39 commissioners and special advisers nominees presented for screening by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

The House dropped former Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso; former Health Commissioner, Prof. Akin Abayomi; former Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Sam Egube, among others.

IdanNews reported that the house only confirmed 22 cabinet nominees and rejected 17 out of the 39 nominees. 

Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa said the confirmation followed strict and thorough screening of the nominees by an ad-hoc committee led by the Chief Whip of the House, Hon. Fatai Mojeed.

Obasa commended the committee for its effectiveness and urged the confirmed nominees to always remember that they are in office to serve the people of the state and not individuals.

He also promised that the House would continue to do its best in the interest of the state while the confirmation was done through a voice vote, Dr Obasa mentioned the name of each of the nominees.

These are the confirmed nominees:

Hon. Layode Ibrahim

Mr. Mobolaji Ogunlende

Dr. Dolapo Fasawe

Hon. Bola Olumegbon

Mr. Idris Aregbe

Ms. Abisola Ruth Olusanya

Mr. Moruf Akinderu Fatai

Mr. Kayode Bolaji-Roberts

Engr. Abiola Olowu

Mrs Toke Benson-Awoyinka

Dr. Oreoluwa Finnih- Awokoya

Mr. Yakub Adedayo Alebiosu

Mr. Lawal Pedro SAN

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

Mr. Abdulkabir Ogungbo

The rejected 17 of the nominees include:

Mrs. Folashade Adefisayo

Prof. Akin Abayomi

Mr. Yomi Oluyomi

Mrs. Folashade Ambrose

Ms. Barakat Bakare

Mr. Gbenga Omotosho

Engr. Olalere Odusote;

Dr. Rotimi Fashola

Mrs. Bolaji Cecilia Dada

Mr. Sam Egube;

Mr. Olalekan Fatodu

Mrs. Solape Hammond

Mr. Mosopefolu George

Engr. Aramide Adeyoye

Mr. Seun Osiyemi

Mr Rotimi Ogunwuyi

Dr. Olumide Oluyinka.