Sanwo-Olu forwards Tinuji Bello, 24 others names for appointment to Lagos Assembly

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has forwarded a list of 25 names, to the House of Assembly for ratification as Commissioners and Special Advisers.

The names were transmitted by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who is doing so a month and half after taking office. But it’s only the first batch, with another list expected, according to the governor’s spokesman.

According to a statement by the Governor’s Deputy Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, Sanwo-Olu carefully picked the nominees based on their cognate experience in their respective professions.

The statement said: “We took our time to pick the best hands for the tough job Lagosians have elected us to do. The nominees for the twenty-five Commissioner and Special Adviser positions include women and men who have made their mark and at the zenith of their professional callings.’’

He further disclosed that the new cabinet would be unique, because of its diversity. Quoting Governor Sanwo-Olu, he said Lagos would continue to take the lead in innovation, gender-balance and youth inclusion in the administration of the State.

“We have a blend of youth who are under 40 among nominees for Commissioners and Special Advisers. Women too are well represented in the list. We believe Lagos deserves the best and we cannot give the people anything less than that,” the statement said.

Below are names of the nominees:

  1. Mr Rabiu Olowo Onaolapo
  2. Mrs Folashade Adefisayo
  3. Prof Akin Abayomi
  4. Dr Idris Salako
  5. Mr Tunji Bello
  6. Mr Gbenga Omotoso
  7. Mrs Toke Benson-Awoyinka
  8. Mrs Bolaji Dada
  9. Mr Lere Odusote
  10. Dr Frederic Oladeinde
  11. Mr Gbolahan Lawal
  12. Ms Adekemi Ajayi
  13. Mr Femi George
  14. Dr Wale Ahmed
  15. Mr Moyo Onigbanjo (SAN)
  16. Mr Hakeem Fahm
  17. Mrs Ajibola Ponnle
  18. Engr. Aramide Adeyoye
  19. Mr Segun Dawodu
  20. Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf
  21. Mr Sam Egube
  22. Ms Ruth Bisola Olusanya
  23. Princess Aderemi Adebowale
  24. Mr Tunbosun Alake
  25. Mr Afolabi Ayantayo

As is customary, the nominees will appear before lawmakers and be screened, after which the governor will appoint those who pass the scrutiny.

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