GOV SEYI MAKINWA SENDS COMMISSIONER NOMINEES LIST.
Governor Seyi Makinde has sent a list of 14 commissioner nominees to the Oyo state House of Assembly.
The speaker of the House, Adebo Ogundoyin, read the names on Thursday, July 25, during a plenary.
Four ex-members of the House were among Makinde’s commissioner nominees.
The Oyo state House of Assembly has acknowledged the receipt and unveiled the names of 14 commissioner nominees from Governor Seyi Makinde.
The Nation reports that while presenting the list under message from the executive on the House order paper during a plenary on Thursday, July 25, the speaker, Adebo Ogundoyin, said the letter accompanying the list required the lawmakers to consider and screen the nominees to enable them to support the governor’s administration.
The list included a former speaker of the state House of Assembly, Kehinde Ayoola, a former loyalist of ex-governor Abiola Ajimobi, Wasiu Olatunbosun, the director general of Seyi Makinde campaign organisation, Bayo Lawal, a son of the former Assembly’s speaker, Senator Monsurat Sunmonu, Seun Asamu, two professors, a former female lawmaker among others.
The names on the nomination list also included Adeniyi Farinto, Adeniyi Adebisi, Muyiwa Ojekunle and Prof Oyelowo Oyewo.
Others are, Rahman Abdulrahim, Funmilayo Orisadeyi, Bashir Bello, Prof Daudu Sangodoyin, Olasunkanmi Olaleye and Akintola Ojo.
After the presentation, the speaker directed the nominees to submit 14 copies of their cv and credentials to the office of the clerk of the House on or before Friday, August 2, to enable room for screening.
Ogundoyin had earlier denied receipt of the list before plenary to douse tension and pressure of stakeholders to know the details of the nominees before its presentation before the lawmakers.
Speculation was also rife that last minute adjustment and fine-tuning was made on the list as the plenary did not start until around noon unlike in the time past.
Makinde’s letter as presented by the speaker reads: “May I use this opportunity to bring to the notice of the Honourably speaker and the House of my desire to submit the list of personalities who will be considered worthy of appointments as commissioners in our state. The list is herewith attached.
“I, therefore, request for the screening and approval of the honourable house for the personalities to serve as commissioners. Please accept the assurance of my personal regards.”
The speaker, however, added that the days of the screening for the nominees would be announced later