Lagos Assembly declines Sanwo-olu
The Lagos House of Assembly on Thursday rejected one among the nominees submitted by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for the state’s Audit Service Commission.
However, the lawmakers confirmed three out the five nominees by voice votes at the plenary.
Speaker of the House, Mr Mudashiru Obasa, said one among the nominees, Jimoh Akerele Ibrahim, was absent during the screening exercise, while another nominee, Abiodun Akhigbe, was rejected by the house.
Obasa didn’t give the rationale for rejecting the nominee.
“The nominees confirmed by the house included the Chairperson, Mrs Oluwatoyin Adegbuji-Onikoyi, Mr Emmanuel Kappo (member), and Mrs Jokotola Ojosipe-Ogundimu (member).
“The three nominees that are confirmed by the house were recommended for approval by the screening committee,” he said.
The speaker added that the house wasn’t concerned about the tutorial qualifications and oratory prowess of any of the nominees but readiness and commitment to serve the state.
“Even after the confirmation, we’ll still monitor whatever offices you’re assigned. we’ll still oversee your activities. we’ll not hesitate to pass a vote of no confidence anytime anyone is found wanting,” Obasa said.
Mrs Adegbuji-Onikoyi was born on Valentine Day , 1956, and she or he attended the University of Lagos and graduated with accounting degree and later an MBA.
Adegbuji-Onikoyi worked in many government secretariats within the state for 23 years.
The News agency of Nigeria reports that a letter containing the names of the five nominees by the governor was read at plenary on Wednesday by the Clerk of the House, Mr Azeez Sanni.