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Gov Sanwo-Olu sends commissioner nominees list to Lagos Assembly



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The governor of Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday sent the list of members of his cabinet to the state house of assembly.

This was confirmed in a Twitter post by chief press secretary (CPS), Gboyega Akosile, to the governor said the list consists of 39 names with 30% women, youths, technocrats and politicians.

According to the law, the president and governors are mandated to send the list of cabinet members to the legislature within 60 days of taking the oath of office for ratification. The deadline ends today.

In March, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Sanwo-Olu as the winner of the Lagos governorship election.

Sanwo-Olu polled 762,134 votes to win the election for a second term of four years. The Labour Party (LP) came second with 312,329 votes, while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) trailed in third place with 62,449 votes.

In June, the governor appointed Bimbo Salu-Hudeyin, a lawyer, as the secretary to the state government (SSG). Tayo Ayinde and Gboyega Soyannwo were appointed as chief of staff and deputy chief of staff respectively.

Jubril Gawat and Wale Ajetunmobi were also reappointed as senior special assistants to the governor of media.

Sanwo-Olu also promised to do more for Lagos residents in his second term, saying his administration has provided investment in the education sector which “have continued to yield the desired outcome through the good performance of Lagos state public school students”.