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JUST IN: Sanwo-Olu sends new commissioner-nominees list to Lagos assembly

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The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has transmitted a second list of cabinet member-nominees to the state’s House of Assembly.

Mudashiru Obasa, speaker of the house, announced the receipt of the nominees list at the plenary on Monday, September 4, 2023.

On August 23, the state assembly declined to confirm 17 out of 39 commissioner-nominees recommended by the governor in the first list sent to the house.

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The immediate past Commissioner for Health in the state, Prof. Akin Abayomi, who was among the 17 nominees rejected by the House, made the new list.

The ad hoc committee led by the Chief Whip, Fatai Mojeed, who screened the previous nominees, will also screen the new set of nominees, according to a statement posted to the House’s verified X handle on Monday.


“Governor’s Nominees for Commissioners: Speaker Obasa calls on the committee that handled the previous nominees to take charge on the new list sent by the Governor, @jidesanwoolu, and report back to the House by Thursday 7/09/2023.

“Some of the nominees have their documents with you, and you can reach out to the new nominees. I want you to be thorough and do the needful while carrying out this exercise,” the statement partly read.

The rejection of the 17 nominees by the House had raised dust among politicians and residents of the state.

Reacting to the backlash, Obasa said there was no fight between the lawmakers and the governor.

“There is no basis for the house or myself to fight the governor. The governor is a friend and colleague in serving Lagos state,” he had said.

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“We will continue to work together and there is no reason to fight. But we have constitutional rights to say yes or no to his nominees.”

Sanwo-Olu and the speaker had recently met with the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC), the highest decision-making body of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, amid the commissioner-nominees confirmation row.

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