After governing solo for almost six months, Governor Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Goun State finally sent 18 nominees to the state executive council for screening and confirmation by the State House of Assembly.
Reports reaching TNV has it that the Ogun House of Assembly screened 17 out of 18 commissioner-nominees sent before it for confirmation by Gov. Dapo Abiodun. The screening of the nominees, which held inside one of the committee rooms of the assembly complex in Abeokuta, was presided over by the Speaker, Olakunle Oluomo. During the exercise, which lasted about four hours, all the nominees were asked various questions concerning their professional competence, experience, and capacity to serve the state.
The nominees included Afolabi Afuape Oludotun Taiwo, Ganiyu Hamzat, Funmi Efuape, Kehinde Oluwadare, Jamiu Omoniyi, Toyin Taiwo, Tunji Akinosi, Ade Akinsanya, Adeola Odedina, Sidi Osho, Abiodun Abudu – Balogun, Tunji Odunlami and Femi Ogunbanwo.
Others were Dapo Okubadejo, Gbolahan Adeniran, and Laolu Olabintan.
In his remarks, Oluomo said that the purpose of the screening was to legitimise the commissioner-nominees appointments as enshrined in the constitution. The speaker called on the nominees to strengthen the existing relationship between the executive and legislative arms of government if eventually confirmed. Oluomo, who expressed the resolve of the lawmakers to cooperate with the executive, said they would continue to put in place the necessary framework to engender good governance.
After the screening of 36-year-old Kehinde Oluwadare, who was the youngest of the nominees, the speaker said the assembly was still looking forward to having more women and youths in governance.
Other lawmakers urged the nominees to work toward improving revenue generation and ensuring completion of ongoing road projects across the state.