Ogun Assembly screens commissioner nominees


Abiodun Onafuye/Abeokuta
Otunba Bimbo Ashiru, former Commissioner for Commerce and Industry being screened Wednesday by Ogun State House of Assembly members in Abeokuta. Photo: Abiodun Onafuye
The Ogun State House of Assembly Wednesday began screening of commissioner nominees forwarded to it by the state Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, last week.
Governor Ibikunle Amosun forwarded the list of sixteen commissioner nominees and 20 Special Advisers.
He further sent additional three nominees on Tuesday to the house for screening and confirmation.
At Wednesday’s session, the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Surajudeen Ishola Adekunbi, informed the house about the screening of the nominees forwarded to them by the governor for confirmation.
The first to be called was the former Speaker of the House and former Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Barr. Muyiwa Oladipo, who was said to have asked for more time before appearing later in the day.
The next nominee screened was the former Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Mrs Yewande Amusan.
Several questions were asked by the lawmakers and she was equally up to the task as she was applauded for her charisma and wealth of experience.
The Speaker commended the nominee for her achievements when she was the Commissioner, urging her to be ready to serve at any ministry she finds herself, having perused her certificate and confidently believed she is capable to handle any ministry.
When it was the turn of the former Special Assistant on Legal Matters to the Senate President, Barr. Adeleke Adewolu, he was commended by the lawmakers and one of them, (Mrs) Yetunde Sogbein suggested that he should be allowed to take a bow and leave.
Her suggestion was taken mildly as most of the lawmakers spoke well of him and wished him well in his future endeavour.
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Source:: PM Newspaper