Assembly Gets Aregbesola’s Commissioners, Special Advisers List

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Jul 29, 2011 No Comments ›› ACN (ji)

Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola, yesterday sent the nomination list of 14 nominees to the House of Assembly for screening and approval as commissioners and special advisers.

The receipt of the list ended an eight-month expectation from the people and members of the opposition party in State of the Living Spring. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had been critical of the governor for not forming the state executive council since he assumed office in November last year.

A statement signed by the Press Secretary to the Speaker, Mr. Goke Butika, confirmed the receipt of the list of the 14 nominees by the 26-member Assembly.

According to the statement, those who made the list include: the first Speaker of the Osun State House of Assembly, Wale Afolabi the state Director of Research and Strategy for the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Mr. Sunday Akere.

Also in the list are: Bashiru Ajibola, a member of the governor’s legal team at the tribunal trial, Mr Muyiwa Ige, son of the slain Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Chief Bola Ige, Mr. Jayeoba Alagbada, Prof. Mrs. Olubukola Olawoye, Mofolake Adetoun Adegboyega, Ms. Mobolaji Akande, Mr. Richards Adewale Adedoyin, Mr. Stephen Kola Balogun, Dr. Wale Bolorunduro, Sikiru Adetona Ayedun, Dr. Temitope Ilori and Mr. Kolapo Alimi.

Reacting to the list from the United Kingdom (UK), Speaker Nojeem Salam commended the governor for sending the list which he described as a slim cabinet, saying the assembly would scrutinised the particulars of all the nominees with a view to giving the state the best team.

Presiding over the plenary session, Deputy Speaker Akintunde Adegboye, promised the lawmakers would peruse the credential of the nominees, reiterating that there would be no ‘bow and go’.

 The Nation

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