Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, made a plea on Thursday to his colleagues who expressed discontentment with the list of commissioner-nominees submitted by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for screening and confirmation.

During the plenary session, some lawmakers voiced concerns over the exclusion of certain parts of the state in the nomination process. While some suggested a reevaluation of the list, others advocated for the inclusion of the nominees’ local government areas.

To address the situation, the House established a 12-member committee chaired by Hon. Fatai Mojeed, the Chief Whip. The committee, consisting of other lawmakers, will be responsible for screening the nominees and reporting back to the house.

In response to the dissatisfaction expressed by his colleagues, Speaker Mudashiru Obasa urged them to understand that it’s not possible for all local government areas in the state to have representatives as commissioners. He reminded them that Governor Sanwo-Olu has the prerogative to nominate individuals to work with him, while it is the lawmakers’ responsibility to screen and confirm the nominees if they meet the required qualifications.

During the discussion, Hon. Aro Moshood Abiodun brought up the matter, stating that despite contributing significantly to the success of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last election, Ikorodu only received one slot in the list.

Other lawmakers, including Hon. Ademola Richard Kasunmu, Hon. Nureni Akinsanya, Hon. Kehinde Joseph, and Hon. Temitope Adewale, raised concerns about the absence of nominees from certain areas and called for a reconsideration of the nominations to include loyal party members.

Hon. Femi Saheed, who previously served as the secretary of the APC in Lagos, pointed out that there are technocrats within the party who could be considered for nominations.

Meanwhile, Hon. David Setonji expressed disappointment that Badagry was not adequately represented, and Hon. Ladi Ajomale observed that the list appeared to be heavily biased in terms of religious considerations.

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