Governor Ambode’s Nominees Invited For Clearance
The Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday invited Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s four commissioner nominees and one Special Adviser for clearance on Thursday.
The invitation followed the House adoption of the report of the 16-man ad hoc committee for the screening of Gov. Ambode’s nominees to the Lagos State Executive Council.
Hon. Wasiu Eshinlokun-Sanni, the Chairman of the Screening Committee and Deputy Speaker of the House, had earlier submitted and presented the committee’s reports.
According to Eshinlokun-Sanni, the commissioner and special adviser designates have been screened and passed for the House confirmation.
He said that Mr. Akeem Fahm, was screened as the Commissioner Designate, Ministry of Science and Technology.
According to him, Mr. Ladi Lawanson-Akinwale, the Commissioner Designate, Ministry of Transportation was also screened and passed by the committee.
Also, the committee screened Mr Segun Banjo as the Commissioner Designate, Ministry of Economic Panning and Budget.
Mrs Olayinka Oladunjoye, Commissioner Designate, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Coopratives was also passed by the house.
Mr. Hakeem Sulaiman, Special Adviser, Community and Communication was likewise screened.
Eshinokun Sanni said the nominees were screened by the committee and they promised to move the state forward.
In the debate, Hon. Tunde Braimoh, the Acting Chairman, House Committee on Information, Strategy and Security commended the committee for its retrospection during the screening of the nominees.
Braimoh said: “There is a need to, as soon as possible, fill the vacancies in the state Executive Council for optimal performance and for the benefit of Lagos.
” I move that the resolution of the 16-man ad hoc committee for the screening of the nominees be adopted as the resolution of the House.
“I want to implore the House to adopt the recommendations of the committee as our resolution.”
The Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, after passing the resolution, directed the Clerk of the House, Mr Azeez Sanni to invite the nominees for clearance.