Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, unveiled the list of his commissioner designates on Sunday, July 14, 2019.

The list contained the names of 25 nominees.

The nominees will be screened and vetted by the Lagos State House of Assembly before their formal appointments.

The nominees for commissioners in Lagos State are as follows:

  1. Mr. Rabiu Onaolapo 
  2. Folashade Adefisayo 
  3. Prof. Akin Abayomi 
  4. Dr. Idris Salako 
  5. Mr. Tunji Bello 
  6. Mr. Gbenga Omotoso 
  7. Mrs. Toke Benson-Awoyinka
  8. Mrs. Bolaji Dada
  9. Mr. Lere Odusote
  10. Dr. Frederic Oladeinde
  11. Mr. Gbolahan Lawal 
  12. Ms. Adekemi Ajayi
  13. Mr. Femi George
  14. Dr. Wale Ahmed 
  15. Mr. Moyo Onigbajo (SAN)
  16. Mr. Hakeem Fahm
  17. Mrs. Ajibola Ponnle
  18. Engr. Aramide Adeyoye
  19. Mr. Segun Dawodu
  20. Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf
  21. Mr. Sam Egube
  22. Ms. Ruth Olusanya
  23. Princess Aderemi Adebowale
  24. Mr. Tunbosun Alake 
  25. Mr. Afolabi Ayantayo

Sanwo-Olu said: “Today, I sent a list of Commissioner and Special Adviser designates to the House of Assembly for ratification.

“These nominees were carefully picked based on their cognate experience in their respective professions.

“This team will serve Lagos in line with the agenda of this administration which is to deliver a city-state that will rank among the top most liveable cities in the world.

“We took our time to pick the best hands for the tough job Lagosians elected us to do. This cabinet will be unique because as usual, we take the lead in innovation, gender-balance and youth inclusion”.

Sanwo-Olu was inaugurated as Lagos Governor on May 29, 2019 (Pulse)
Sanwo-Olu was inaugurated as Lagos Governor on May 29, 2019 (Pulse)

Fixing a slum

Sanwo-Olu, 53, polled 739,445 votes to win the March 10, 2019 Lagos governorship election.

His closest challenger, Mr. Jimi Agbaje of the opposition PDP finished the race with 206,141 votes.

Sanwo-Olu has promised to fix the perennial traffic gridlock in Lagos, tackle flood challenges and combat the filth and potholes that have turned Nigeria’s commercial capital and most populous city into one huge slum.

His team would have their work cut out for them from day one.