Sanwo-Olu forms WAZOBIA cabinet, appoints Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba as commissioners


The governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has transmitted the second  list of his cabinet nominees to the Lagos State House of Assembly for confirmation, nominating a Hausa man, Kabiru Ahmed and an Igbo man, Joe Igbekwe as commissioners.

Lagos is dominated by Yoruba, one of the three major tribes in Nigeria called WAZOBIA.

A statement by Mr Sanwo-Olu’s spokesman, Gboyega Akosile, on Tuesday said the list contained 13 names.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that on July 14, Mr Sanwo-Olu had  transmitted a list of 25 nominees for Commissioners and Special Advisers to the state House of Assembly for confirmation.

The assembly had since screened the names of the nominees on the first list.

Mr Akosile said the names on the current  list include: Oladele Ajayi, Oluwatoyin Fayinka, Yetunde Arobieke, Olanrewaju Sanusi, Joe Igbokwe, Bonu Solomon Saanu, Kabir Ahmed and Lola Akande.

Others are: Anofi Elegushi, Solape Hammond, Moruf Akinderu Fatai, Shulamite Olufunke Adebolu and Tokunbo Wahab.

According to Mr Akoshile, the second list contains the  names of accomplished politicians and technocrats who understand the current needs of the state and  developmental agenda of the governor.

He said that the selection process was rigorous, because of the need to constitute the best team that would serve Lagos in line with the Sanwo-Olu administration’s vision of delivering a city-state that would rank among the top most liveable cities in the world.


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