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Commissioner-nominees: Lagos House of Assembly talks tough, drills 12 out of 18 

Lagos State House of Assembly, yesterday, maintained the tough standard it adopted for screening of the commissioner-nominees as it again turned back some nominees.
It insisted that others must explain the disparities in their certificates while it said some should address it in native (Yoruba) language during the screening .

The House screened 12 out of the fresh 18 nominees resent to it.
Those that faced the screening committee and who were also part of the immediate past executive cabinet include Cecilia Dada, Sam Egube, Osiyemi Oluwaseun, Olaleye Odusote, Folasade Kaosarat Ambrose-Medem, Olumide Oluyinka, Oluwarotimi Fashola, Mosefolu George, Barakat Bakare, Abayomi Oluyomi, Gbenga Omotoso and Akin Abayomi.

At the screening, the immediate past Commissioner for Women Affairs, Cecilia Dada, was asked to submit the documents requested from her during the previous screening.

Former Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Samuel Egube, was asked to explain his objectives and target on improving the finances of the state and his achievements during the previous dispensation.

But while it was expected of him to respond professionally, the panel said Egube’s response fell short of the standard and that he spoke like a civil servant.
On the part of Osiyemi, who hails from Somolu Council, names on his West African Examination Council (WAEC) and General Certificate Examination (GCE) certificates vary and his National Youth Service year differs from his graduation year at the University of Lagos.

In his defence, Oluwaseun said he had an affidavit to back the variations in names but the Assembly insisted on how possible it was in an examination written the same year.

Oluwaseun said that it was during his youth Service year when he requested for his transcript that he realised he failed an elective course and went back after the service to resit for the course. That is why his graduating year read 1993 and NYSC 1992.

However, the panel was not satisfied with his claims and asked him to leave.
On the part of Odusote from Eti-Osa Local Council, the Assembly expressed dissatisfaction with his previous performance as Commissioner for Energy. It said most of his projects in Lagos State were incomplete. The Assembly also accused him of bragging to people that no matter what, he was sure of being part of the next executive cabinet. His matter remains hanging.

On the part of Bakare from Surulere Local Council, the House confronted her with a series of allegations, which bothered on her resignation as a councillor, circulating closed-door meetings on social media and that she alleged some lawmakers collected money from the governor, and that others made sexual advances.

She refuted all the allegations, apologised and sought pardon on behalf of her colleagues.
The Assembly asked her to put the apologies in a written form, submit it to the secretariat, and reappear for screening.

Ambrose was asked to submit the documents requested in the previous screening, Oluyinka was asked to leave not being questioned and Fashola was asked questions on his previous performance and his plan if peradventure he is picked.

On the part of the former health commissioner, the lawmakers taunted him to address the Assembly in Yoruba Language.

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