Sanwo-Olu names cabinet

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Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has appointed his first batch of commissioners and advisers.

The governor submitted a list of 25 individuals for screening to the state assembly.

According to the Governor’s press secretary, Gboyega Akosile, the best hands were selected for the job. He said, “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 however stressed that the current list is first batch, saying that consultation was going on with regard to the complete number of the cabinet members.

He further disclosed that the new cabinet would be unique, because of its diversity. Quoting Governor Sanwo-Olu, he said Lagos would continue to take the lead in innovation, gender-balance and youth inclusion in the administration of the State

“We have 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,” he said.

There are 17 men and eight women, who will be sworn in as members of the state executive council.

The commissioners are:

  1. Rabiu Olowo Onaolapo
  2. Folashade Adefisayo
  3. Akin Abayomi
  4. Idris Salako
  5. Tunji Bello
  6. Gbenga Omotoso
  7. Toke Benson-Awoyinka
  8. Bolaji Dada
  9. Lere Odusote
  10. Frederic Oladeinde
  11. Gbolahan Lawal
  12. Adekemi Ajayi
  13. Femi George
  14. Wale Ahmed
  15. Moyo Onigbanjo (SAN)
  16. Hakeem Fahm
  17. Ajibola Ponnle
  18. Aramide Adeyoye
  19. Segun Dawodu
  20. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf
  21. Sam Egube
  22. Ruth Bisola Olusanya
  23. Princess Aderemi Adebowale
  24. Tunbosun Alake
  25. Afolabi Ayantayo



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