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Sanwo-Olu nominates 25 commissioners, special advisers


Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Sunday nominated 25 persons to serve as commissioners and special advisers pending approval by the State Assembly.

Prominent among the nominees are Editor, The Nation Newspaper Mr. Gbenga Omotoso and immediate past Secretary to the State Government, Tunji Bello.

A statement by his Deputy Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, said the governor carefully picked the nominees based on their cognate experience in their respective professions.

The list, Akosile said, comprised names of technocrats and politicians, who understand the challenges of the state, noting the painstaking and laborious selection process was aimed at constituting the best team that will serve Lagos in line with the agenda of his administration vision of delivering a city-state that will rank among the top most liveable cities in the world.

“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,’’ Akosile added.
The list, according to him, include ” a blend of youth who are under 40 among nominees for Commissioners and Special Advisers.

“Women too are well represented in the list. We believe Lagos deserves the best and we cannot give the people anything less than that.”

Other nominees are:
Mr. Rabiu Olowo Onaolapo, Mrs. Folashade Adefisayo, Dr. Idris Salako, Mr. Tunji Bello, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, Mrs. Toke Benson-Awoyinka, Mrs. Bolaji Dada, Mr. Lere Odusote, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, Mr. Gbolahan Lawal, Ms. Adekemi Ajayi, Mr. Femi George, Dr. Wale Ahmed, Mr. Moyo Onigbanjo (SAN), Mr. Hakeem Fahm, Mrs. Ajibola Ponnle, Engr. Aramide Adeyoye, Mr. Segun Dawodu, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf , Mr. Sam Egube, Ms Ruth Bisola Olusanya, Princess Aderemi Adebowale, Mr. Tunbosun Alake, Mr. Afolabi Ayantayo.

Their names have been forwarded to the Assembly for screening and confirmation.


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