Aiyedatiwa nominates new commissioners, special advisers

Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa of Ondo State has forwarded no fewer than six names to the State House of Assembly as commissioner nominees and three as Special Advisers.

The names of the nominees were forwarded to the Assembly on Friday for screening and subsequent confirmation.

The governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ebenezer Adeniyan, listed the commissioner nominees to include Mrs. Omowumi Isaac, Olukayode A. Ajulo, Razaq Obe, Emmanuel Igbasan, Akinwumi Sowore and Oseni Oyeniyi.

The Special Adviser nominees are Olugbenga Omole, Special Adviser on Information and Strategy; Mrs. Olamide Falana, Special Adviser on Gender Affairs; and Alabi Johnson, Special Adviser on Energy.

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Among the commissioner nominees, Ajulo was the only one who did not serve in Akeredolu’s administration. He has been projected to be the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice.

Omole was the Chairman of the House Committee on Information during the 9th Ondo State House of Assembly but failed to return to the Assembly after losing in the primaries of the All Progressives Congress, APC, while Falana served in Akeredolu’s cabinet in the same capacity.

The statement read: “Ondo State Governor, Hon. Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa, has forwarded to the State House of Assembly for screening and confirmation the names of six commissioner nominees.

“The nominees are Mrs. Omowumi Isaac, ACCA; Mr. Olukayode A. Ajulo, SAN; OON; Engr. Razaq Obe; Pastor Emmanuel Igbasan; Barrister Akinwumi Sowore; and Mr. Oseni Oyeniyi.

“The Governor has also appointed the following individuals as special advisers: Hon. Olugbenga Omole, Special Adviser on Information and Strategy; Mrs. Olamide Falana, Special Adviser on Gender Affairs; and Mr. Alabi Johnson, Special Adviser on Energy.”

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