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Sanwo-Olu’s cabinet: Lagos Assembly C’ttee screens 18 nominees



lagos state CommissionerThe Lagos State House of Assembly’s 16-man ad-hoc committee for screening Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s nominees for the offices of Commissioner and Special Adviser, on Friday, screened 10 nominees.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that this brings to 18, the total number of nominees so far screened by the Assembly.

The committee headed by Rotimi Abiru (Somolu Constituency II), had on Thursday, screened eight of the 25 nominees .

Seven nominees will be screened on Saturday.

The screening is being conducted at the Lateef Jakande Auditorium, Assembly Complex, Ikeja.
At its first session on Thursday, the committee screened Toke Benson-Awoyinka, Aderemi Adebowale, Tunji Bello, Adekemi Ajayi-Bembe, Wale Ahmed and Akin Abayomi.

The others are Hakeem Fahm and Gbenga Omotoso.
At its second session on Friday, it screened Bolaji Dada, Lere Odusote, Moyo Onigbanjo (SAN), Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf and Segun Dawodu.
The others are Folashade Adefisayo, Ponnle Ajibola, Rabiu Olowo, Olatunbosun Alake and Samuel Egube.
The seven yet-to-be screened are Idris Salako, Frederic Oladeinde, Gbolahan Lawal, Aramide Adeyoye, Ruth Olusanya, Afolabi Ayantayo, and Femi George.
Since the commencement of the exercise, on Thursday, only one nominee, Ahmed, was told to take a bow and go.

Ahmed was a member of the House during the Fourth Assembly (1999-2003). He is currently the state Secretary of APC.
Speaking with newsmen after the exercise, on Friday, Abiru expressed confidence in the competence of the nominees which, he said, reflected in the way they all responded to questions from the lawmakers.
NAN reports that the exercise, which started at 10.00a.m. on each of the two days, ended at 6.00pm on Thursday and 8.00p.m. on Friday.

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