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Lagos Assembly Screens 11 Additional Commissioner-nominees

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By OKUNADE ADEKUNLE

Lagos State House of Assembly ad-hoc Committee on Screening has screened three additional commissioner-nominees submitted by Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

The committee also screened eight others nominated for the House of Assembly Service Commission and Lagos State Civil Service Commission.

The Committee Chairman, Hon. Rotimi Abiru (Somolu II) said a total of 11 nominees were submitted by the governor to the assembly for screening and confirmation.

He said that eight other nominees included, three for the state house of assembly service commission while five nominees were for state civil service commission.

At the first session, the committee screened the three commissioner nominees, including Mr Ganiyu Ayuba, Mr Olugbenga Oyerinde and Bamigbose Martins.

At the second session, the committee screened nominees for the assembly service commission which included Hon. Akeem Bello, former member of the 8th Assembly, Hon. Kabiru Lawal, a member from 2007 – 2 011 and Mr Richard Osungboye.

The committee therefore asked Bello and Lawal to take a bow and leave because they were former members of the assembly while others were grilled with questions.

At the third session, the committee screened nominees for the state civil service commission, they were Hon. Babatunde Seriki, Hon. Avoseh Suru, Mr Adesina Odeyemi, Mrs Olubunmi Fabanwo and Hon. Kamalrudeen Olorunoje.

The committee then asked Suru and Olorunoje to take a bow and leave because they were former members of the house in the sixth assembly.

While speaking with journalists after the screening exercise, Abiru said that after the evaluation, they would report to the assembly while their confirmation would be done during plenary session.

The screening committee members are Hon Desmond Elliot (Surulere 1), Hon. Victor Akande (Ojo I), Hon. Akeem Sokunle (Oshodi-Isolo I), Hon. Bisi Yusuf (Alimosho I), Hon. Noheem Adams (Eti-Osa I) , Hon. Folajimi Lai-Mohammed (Ikeja I) and Hon. Ajani Owolabi (Lagos Mainland I).
It will be recalled that the assembly on Aug. 16, rejected three of the cabinet nominees presented to it for approval by Governor Sanwo-Olu.

Those rejected by the house included, Mr Ajayi Bembe, Mr George Obafemi and Prince Olanrewaju Sanusi.

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