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Lagos Assembly to screen commissioners, advisers after Sallah

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Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State yesterday presented the list of would-be cabinet members to the House of Assembly for screening.

The Clerk of the House, Mr. Ganiyu Abiru read the names on the floor to members.

The governor is requesting for the screening and approval of 37 persons with 23 as Commissioners and 14 as Special Advisers.

Among the names are six former cabinet members from the Babatunde Fashola administration, including former commissioner for Agriculture, Gbolahan Lawal,
former Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, former Special Adviser, Central Business District, Folarin Coker, former Special
Adviser, Commerce and Industry, Seye Oladejo, former Special Adviser, Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Ganiyu Johnson and former Special Adviser, Rural Development, Babatunde Hunpe.

File: Swearing-IN: Mr. Fola Adeyemi, Permanent Secretary, Information and Strategy (left) being congratulated by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, during the swearing-in of new Permanent Secretaries at Lagos House, Ikeja. Photo by Bunmi Azeez.
File: Swearing-IN: Mr. Fola Adeyemi, Permanent Secretary, Information and Strategy (left) being congratulated by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, during the swearing-in of new Permanent Secretaries at Lagos House, Ikeja. Photo by Bunmi Azeez.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Habib Aruna said; ‘’Governor Ambode had made good his promise at the inaugural address to inject new blood on merit and professionalism as the list depicts. It is made up of top technocrats, politicians and strategists.
‘’The governor named a relatively young cabinet with the likes of Mrs. Yetunde Onabolu, Fela Bank-Olemoh, Akinyemi Ashade, a partner in KPMG, former Managing Director, National Mirror, Steve Ayorinde, Alhaja Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, a pharmacist, Kehinde Joseph and Prof. Ademola Abass, a professor of Law, whose ages range between 39 and 47 years.

‘’Other names include Dr. Akintola Benson, former Special Adviser Political and Legislative Powers Bureau, Dr. Abdul-Hakeem Abdul-Lateef, Dr. Mohammed Akinkunmi, former member, House of Representatives, Dr. Babatunde Adejare, Dr. Femi Onanuga, CEO of LAMATA, Dr. Dayo Mobereola, Engr. Ade Akinsanya, Arch. Wasiu Anifowoshe, former member House of Assembly, Mrs. Lola Akande, Agboola Dabiri, Ganiu Okanlomo Sanni, Anofi Elegushi, Rotimi Ogunleye, Mrs Adebimpe Akinsola, Femi Odubiyi, Alhaji Musiliu Folami, Adeniji Kazeem, Adeyemi Labinjo, Toyin Suarau, Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti, Deji Tinubu, Mrs. Mudirat Giwanson and former Chairman, Ejigbo LCDA, Kehinde Bamigbetan and Wale Oluwo.

‘’The screening of the list is expected to commence immediately after the Sallah holidays while cleared cabinet members would likely be sworn in to resume by Monday, October 5, 2015.’’

Meanwhile, the governor has also submitted the names of Kabir Abdullah as the Executive Secretary of the Water Regulatory Commission and Fuad Alade Oki as the Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the Lagos State Safety Commission to the Assembly for confirmation.

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