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Lagos Lawmakers Stand Firm: Rejected 17 Commissioner-Nominees Won’t Get Second Chance


The Lagos State House of Assembly has remained steadfast in its decision to withdraw 17 cabinet nominees that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu had forwarded for review.

Remember that on last Wednesday, the House confirmed 22 of the 39 cabinet members that Governor Sanwo-Olu had sent, while rejecting the remaining 17 candidates.

Mr. Yomi Oluyomi, Prof. Akin Abayomi, and Mrs. Folashade Adefisayo are among those who were not confirmed by the House. Engr. Olalere Odusote, 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, and Dr. Olumide Oluyinka are among the individuals mentioned by Mrs.

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 and Engr. Abiola Olowu are among those whose participation has been confirmed.

Mr. Lawal Pedro SAN, Mrs. Toke Benson-Awoyinka, Dr. Oreoluwa Finnih-Awokoya, Mr. Yakub Adedayo Alebiosu, Mr. Gbenga Oyerinde, Dr. Adekunle Olayinka, Dr. Jide Babatunde, and Mr. Afolabi Ayantayo Mr. Jamiu Alli-Balogun, Mr. Tokunbo Wahab, and Mr. Olakunle Rotimi-Akodu Mister Abdulkabir Ogungbo.

Obasa had insisted, “We will keep doing our job, keeping doing our oversight function.”

Despite pressure from various sources to have the decision overturned, Speaker of the House Mudashiru Obasa, who oversaw the start of the new week’s session, announced the House’s choice.

According to Obasa, the confirmation came after a thorough and in-depth assessment of the candidates by an ad hoc committee headed by Hon. Fatai Mojeed, the Chief Whip of the House.

The speaker praised the committee’s efficiency and reminded the confirmed nominees to never forget that their first responsibility in their positions is to the State’s citizens, not to themselves.

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