Commissioner-Nominees: Lagos Assembly Rejects Akin Abayomi, Gbenga Omotosho, Others

August 23, 2023
Akin Abayomi

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

The immediate past Commissioner for Health, Mr Akin Abayomi, and his Information and Strategy counterpart, Mr Gbenga Omotosho, have been rejected by the Lagos State House of Assembly.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu had sent a list of 39 commissioner-nominees to the Lagos parliament for confirmation.

However, the state legislative arm of government screened and confirmed 22 persons and rejected 17 others, including the immediate past Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folashade Adefisayo.

A statement from the Lagos Assembly on Wednesday said the Speaker of the House, Mr Mudashiru Obasa, who presided over the day’s sitting, said the confirmation followed rigorous and detailed screening of the nominees by an ad-hoc committee led by the Chief Whip of the House, Mr Fatai Mojeed.

He 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, promising that the House would continue to do its best in the interest of the state.

Those confirmed include:

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

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

Those not confirmed by the House 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

Modupe Gbadeyanka

Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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