Lagos Governor sends names of Commissioners, Advisers to State Assembly

Luqmon Balogun, Lagos


The Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday, transmitted a list of Commissioner-designates to the House of Assembly for ratification.

This according the governor was in fulfilment of his election promise to accelerate his administration’s development agenda.

The list contained twenty five names, who are to assume duty as Commissioners and Special Advisers upon ratification by the legislature.

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

The statement reads in part: “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.’’

Governor Sanwo-Olu’ media aide stated further that the current list is first batch, saying that “consultation was going on with regard to the complete number of the cabinet members.”

Breaking down the list of nominees, there are 17 men and eight women that will be sworn in as members of the State Executive Council. Also in keeping his promise of millennia’s inclusion, Governor Sanwo-Olu included youths who are in their early and mid-thirties in the list of nominees.

The State House of Assembly is expected to carry out a screening of the nominees to set the machinery of governance in full swing.

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