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Lagos Assembly to Screen 18 New Commissioner Nominees on Tuesday, Abayomi and Omotosho Return



The Lagos State House of Assembly is set to kick off the evaluation of the second group of 18 potential commissioners. These nominees were put forward by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and will face a screening process beginning on Tuesday.

During a meeting on Monday, Speaker of the House, Mudashiru Obasa, announced this development. He emphasized the importance of a comprehensive evaluation and tasked Mr. Fatai Mojeed, who leads the screening committee, with ensuring a diligent process. The committee is expected to present its findings to the House by Thursday.

The speaker listed the nominees as Dr. Afolabi Tajudeen, Mr. Oluwaseun Osiyemi, Prof. Akin Abayomi, Mr. Olalere Odusote, Dr. Oluwarotimi Fashola, Mrs. Folashade Ambrose-Medem, Mr. Akinyemi Ajigbotafe and Mr. Samuel Egube.

Others are – Mr. Tolani Akibu, Mrs. Bolaji Dada, Mrs. Barakat Bakare, Gbenga Omotoso, Mr. Mosopefolu George, Mr. Yekini Agbaje, Dr. Olumide Oluyinka, Mr. Abayomi Oluyomi, Dr. Iyabode Ayoola and Mr. Sola Giwa.

The Assembly had on August 23 rejected 17 nominees presented by the governor to spark rumour of disagreement between both parties.

The rejected nominees include the trio of Abayomi, Egube, and Omotosho who had been included in the new list.

Also on the list of rejected nominees were three former commissioners – Folasade Adefisayo (Education), Cecilia Dada (Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation), and Olalere Odusote (Energy Resources).