The 11 nominees of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for the State Executive Council, Civil Service Commission and Lagos State House of Assembly Service Commission (LAHASCOM) are to appear before the state Assembly on Thursday for final screening.
The nominees were invited to appear before the House after the presentation of the report of the 8-man Ad-hoc Committee on screening of the nominees at plenary on Monday by the Chairman of the Committee, Rotimi Abiru who said that all the nominees met the committee’s criteria .
Abiru stated that all the nominees were screened by the committee on Friday 13th December, last year.
While some members, including Rotimi Olowo and Gbolahan Yishawu wanted to know the specific performances of the nominees, the Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa said that there was no need to doubt the competence of the committee as he said that they had done it in the past.
“The nominees would still be invited by the House to defend their nominations and this would give us an opportunity to know their ability and capability,” Obasa said.
The report of the Committee was adopted as the resolution of the House.
The three commissioner-nominees screened by the committee on Friday 13th December, 2019 included Ganiyu Ayuba, Olugbenga Oyerinde and Bamigbose Martins.
The Assembly had on August 16, last year rejected three of the cabinet nominees presented to it for approval by Governor Sanwo-Olu, necessitating their replacement.
Those rejected by the House included Ajayi Bembe, George Obafemi and Olanrewaju Sanusi.
The eight other nominees screened by the Committee included three for the state House of Assembly Service Commission and five for the state Civil Service Commission.
Those screened for the Assembly Service Commission included Akeem Bello, a former member of the 8th Assembly, Kabiru Lawal, a former member of the House from 2007 – 2015 and Richard Osungboye.
The nominees screened for the state Civil Service Commission were Babatunde Seriki, a former member of the House, Avoseh Suru, Adesina Odeyemi, Olubunmi Fabanwo and Kamalrudeen Olorunoje. (The Nation)