Sunday, 26 June 2011

A LIST of 37 nominees was on Friday sent to the Lagos State House of Assembly by Governor Babatunde Fashola for screening and approval as commissioners and special advisers.
Six women are among the nominees while four commissioners who served in the immediate past administration made the list, which also include the Managing Director of the Lagos State Signage and Advertising Agency (LASAA), Mr Tunji Bello.
Bello was the Commissioner for the Environment between 2003 and 2007.
The list also has four former special advisers who served under the Fashola administration between 2007 and May 29.
The women nominees are: Mrs Adebule Oluranti, Mrs Adesina Yewande, Mrs Disu Aderinola, Oguntuase Florence, Mrs Oladunjoye Olayinka and Mrs Oworu Senakpon.
Former Budget and Economic Planning Commissioner Benjamin Akabueze, his counterparts in the Health and Science & Technology Ministries, Dr Jide Idris and Dr Obafemi Hamzat, as well as Prince Adesegun Oniru, formerly of the Housing Ministry, are those who had served and being renominated for fresh appointments.
The former advisers are: Oyinlomo Danmole, Jimoh Ajao, Ade Ipaye, Ganiyu Johnson, Kayode Opeifa, while the fresh nominees include: Adetokunbo Abiru, Wale Ahmed, Olutoyin Ayinde, Dolapo Badru, Oladiran Folami and Ayo Gbeleyi.
Ahmed was spokesman for the rival Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) until he joined the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), shortly before the general elections.
Others are: Oladisun Holloway, Babatunde Hunpe, Aderemi Ibirogba, Bosun Jeje, Gbolahan Lawal, Adebiyi Mabadeje, Cornelius Ojelabi, Seye Oladejo, Fatai Olukoga, Enitan Oshodi, Lateef Raji, Adebayo Salvador, Abimbola Sodipo and Taofik Tijani.
According to the memo attached to the list of 37 names sent to Speaker Adeyemi Ikofonji for consideration as members of the State Executive Council, are 21 commissioner-nominees, while the remaining 16 are to be made special advisers.
Some names published  in some newspapers yesterday as nominees are not in the list forwarded by the governor at the weekend.
A source said many of them are being considered for other appointments as chairman of boards and government agencies.
The governor urged the lawmakers to expeditiously screen the nominees, who he said would assist him in steering the ship of governance.
According to him, he arrived at the names after given due consideration to contending interests in the Centre of Excellence.

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