The Lagos State House of Assembly has confirmed 15 commissioner-nominees including Prof. Akin Abayomi and Mr Gbenga Omotosho, rejecting two others in the second batch submitted by Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Monday.
The House also resolved to step down the confirmation of Mr Tolani Akibu for another legislative day.
The decisions were sequel to the laying of a report before the House by the Chairman of the Screening Committee, Mr Mojeed Fatai, at plenary on Thursday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that on Aug. 23, the assembly had earlier rejected 17 commissioner-nominees of Sanwo-Olu, including former commissioner for health, Prof. Akin Abayomi and former commissioner for information, Mr Gbenga Omotosho.
No reason or explanation was given for the rejection.
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The lawmakers had, however, confirmed 22 other nominees of the governor through a voice vote, sequel to their screening at the assembly’s Committee of the Whole at plenary.
Sanwo-Olu, on Monday, had said some of the names earlier rejected by the assembly had been represented, with some new names added.
Obasa, at plenary, commended the committee for doing a thorough job in screening the nominees.
The speaker listed the confirmed nominees as Mr Afolabi Tajudeen, Mr Oluwaseun Osiyemi, Prof. Akin Abayomi, Dr Oluwarotimi Fashola, Mrs Folashade Ambrose-Medem, Mrs Akinyemi Ajigbotafe, Mrs Bolaji Dada.
Others are Mrs Barakat Bakare, Mr Olugbenga Omotosho, Mr Mosopefoluwa George, Dr Yekini Agbaje, Dr Olumide Oluyinka, Mr Abayomi Oluyomi, Dr Iyabode Ayoola and Mr Sola Giwa.
Obasa said the two rejected nominees are Mr Olalere Odusote and the immediate past Commissioner for Budget, Mr Samuel Egube.