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Lagos Commissioners’ Screening: 2 Former Lawmakers Allowed to Take a Bow and Go


By Okunade Adekunle, Lagos

Two former lawmakers, included in the second batch of Commissioner and Special Adviser-nominees of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday enjoyed the privilege of taking a ‘bow and leave’ before the 16-man adhoc screening committee and leave.

The screening committee was set up by Lagos State House of Assembly Speaker Mudashiru Obasa.

This brought to three, the number of nominees who simply took a bow since the beginning of the screening by the state assembly on Aug. 1.

It would be recalled that the current state Secretary of the APC in Lagos and a nominee, Dr Wale Ahmed, a member of the state’s Fourth Assembly (1999-2003), was told by the screening committee to ‘take a bow and go’ during the screening of the first batch.

The ad-hoc committee allowed Hon. (Mrs.) Lola Akande and Hon. Moruf Akinderu-Fatai to take a bow and go in the screening.

Akande is a two-term member of the House while Akinderu-Fatai was a member of the House of Representatives representing Oshodi/Isolo Federal Constituency I between 2007 and 2015.

The two nominees thanked the House for the honour done to them and promised not to let the legislature and the people of Lagos down.

The committee headed by Hon Rotimi Abiru, Chief Whip of the House, began the exercise for the second batch on Thursday and screened six of the 13 nominees in the second batch.

The committee on Thursday screened Mr. Oladele Ajayi, Mr. Oluwatoyin Fayinka, Mrs. Yetunde Arobieke, Arch. Kabiru Ahmed, Prince Olanrewaju Sanusi and Mr Joe Igbokwe.

Members of the House asked them questions relating to the jobs they were nominated for.

Apart from Akande and Akinderu-Fatai who were told to take a bow and go on Friday, others were asked questions.

Among them were the immediate-past Special Adviser on Transportation to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, Prince Anofi Elegushi, and Mrs. Shulamite Adebolu.

Mr. Bonu Solomon Saanu, Mrs. Solape Hammond and Mr. Tokunbo Wahab were yet to be screened as at the time of filing this report.

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