Lagos state governor, Akinwumi Ambode few hours ago presented the list of his cabinet and special advisers to the state assembly. The list which include36 names that will include 20 commissioners and 16 special advisers was read on the floor of the house by the speaker to all members.
The Governor is requesting for the screening and approval of the 36 persons Amongst the names are six former cabinet members from the Babatunde Raji Fashola administration; GbolahonLawal, Dr. Jide Idris, Folarin Coker, Seye Oladejo, Engr. Ganiyu Johnson and Babatunde Hunpe.
It would appear that the Governor has made good his promise at the inaugural address to inject new blood on merit and professionalism as the new list depicts. It is made up of top technocrats, politicians and strategists.
The Governor has named a relatively young cabinet with the likes of Mrs. Yetunde Onabolu, Fela Bank-Olemoh, Akinyemi Ashade, a partner in KPMG; Steve Ayorinde, Alhaja Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, a pharmacist; Kehinde Joseph and Prof. Ademola Abass, a professor of Law, whose ages range between 39 and 47 years.
Other names include Dr. Akintola Benson, Dr. Abdul-Hakeem Abdul-Lateef, Dr. Mohammed Akinkunmi, Dr. Babatunde Adejare, Dr. Femi Onanuga, Dr. Dayo Mobereola, Engr. Ade Akinsanya, Arch. Wasiu Anifowoshe, Mrs. Lola Akande, Agboola Dabiri, Ganiu Okanlomo Sanni, Anofi Elegushi, Rotimi Ogunleye, Mrs Adebimpe Akinsola, Femi Odubiyi, Alhaji Musiliu Folami, Adeniji Kazeem, Adeyemi Labinjo, ToyinSuarau, Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti, DejiTinubu, Mrs. MudiratGiwanson and kehindeBamigbetan.
According to reliable sources, the screening is to commence immediately after the Sallah holidays while cleared cabinet members would likely be sworn in to resume the task of governance by Monday, 5th of October