Ogun assembly acknowledges receipt of Gov. Abiodun’s commissioner-nominees for confirmation
Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun on Thursday sent names of two commissioner nominees to the state House of Assembly for confirmation.
The Speaker, Mr. Olakunle Oluomo, read Abiodun’s letter containing the names during plenary in Abeokuta.
Oluomo said that the governor had written the House to seek the confirmation of the nominees.
The nominees were immediately past President, Nigeria Union of Journalist (NUJ), Waheed Odusile and current Vice Chancellor, Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu.
“In furtherance of our mission to build our future together, please find attached the names of nominees for the post of commissioners for your consideration.
“Please accept the assurance of my highest regards,” he said.
The speaker, however, directed the two nominees to appear before the House on Monday by 12 pm for screening after they must have submitted 30 copies of their curriculum vitae and credentials on Friday.
Also during plenary, the assembly confirmed the governor’s nominees for post of chairmen and members of statutory commissions and boards in the state.
Mr Yusuf Sherif , the Majority Leader, read the report of the selection committee on the screening of the nominees , saying that they were found suitable and eligible for the job.
Sherif moved the motion for the adoption of the report, seconded by the Minority Leader, Ganiyu Oyedeji.
Sherif listed the names of the statutory board’s to include, Ogun Civil Service Commission, Ogun Local Government Service Commission and House of Assembly Service Commission.
Others are State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and Ogun State Civil Service Commission.
In his remark, the speaker charged the nominees to put there wealth of experience at work and also made themselves instrument of cordial relationship between the executives and the legislature.
Also at plenary, the speaker appealed to Gov. Abiodun to as a matter of urgency organised security summit among Nigeria Customs Service, traditional rulers and people at the border areas in the state.
Oluomo explained that the continuous harassment of the people by men of the custom had made it imperative for the summit.
Earlier, while speaking under personal explanation, the lawmaker representing Ado Odo Ota 11 , Musefiu Lamidi had complained about the overzealousness of the custom officers.
Lamidi stated that the professionality of some custom officers needed to be checked.