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Sanwo Olu Sends Omotoso, Abayomi, Egube, 15, others for LAHA screening



Sanwo Olu Sends Omotoso, Abayomi, Egube, 15, others for LAHA screening
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The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday, transmitted a second list of cabinet member-nominees to the Lagos State House of Assembly.

This is coming a few weeks after the House confirmed 22 and rejected 17 out of the 39 nominees earlier sent to it for ratification and confirmation.

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.

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

Recall that the Governance Advisory Council, the apex leadership body of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos, waded into the circumstances surrounding the rejection and directed the governor and the Speaker of the House, Mudashiru Obasa, to meet and settle their differences.

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This was after Obasa raised the alarm on the floor of the House that there were threats of attack on him and his colleagues, warning that those who live in glass houses should not throw stones.

The Speaker of the Lagos House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa has insisted that lawmakers are not “fighting” Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

His comments came about a week after the Lagos State House of Assembly rejected 17 of the 39 commissioner-nominees sent by Sanwo-Olu for screening.

Obasa, who presided over the plenary session, said no matter the threat by some persons, the Assembly will not reveal what it discovered during the screening of the rejected commissioner-nominees.

The Speaker also insisted he is trying to protect his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).


“So, I am trying to protect my party and I would continue to do that but we are not going to sacrifice service to our people in the name of technocrats, no. If anybody is interested to know why we have taken such a decision, he should approach the House.

“The House, as a body, restrains itself from exposing what was discovered during the screening exercise and we would not be forced to spill it,” Obasa said.