Ogun State House of Assembly has approved the request of the state Governor, Dapo Abiodun for the appointment of two Senior Special Advisers and 20 Special Advisers to oversee the affairs of the state pending the appointment of commissioners for various Ministries, Departments and Agencies.
The approval was consequent upon a motion by the Majority Leader, Yusuf Sheriff, seconded by Bolanle Ajayi and supported by the Whole House through a voice vote.
The Speaker, Olakunle Oluomo, had read Abiodun’s correspondence dated July 2, 2019 before the lawmakers at a plenary on Thursday held at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
The letter partly read, “Mr Speaker, in order to sustain and intensify the momentum for the new administration, pending the appointment of commissioners for various ministries, I write to seek the approval of the Honourable House for the appointment of two Senior Advisers and 20 Special Advisers.”
Meanwhile, the assembly has constituted 23 standing committees following the passage of a motion by Soneye Kayode, representing Obafemi-Owode State Constituency.
The motion was seconded by his Ijebu East counterpart, Adams Isaac and supported by all members through a voice vote, shortly after the Deputy Speaker, Oludare Kadiri read the report of the Selection Committee earlier constituted by the Speaker in the previous week.
The committees, according to the report, are; Works and Infrastructure having Fasuwa Abiodun as its Chairman; Committee on Transportation to be led by Elemide Oludaisi; Finance and Appropriation would be chaired by Sobukanla Olakunle; Adegoke Adeyanju would head Health Committee, just as Education, Science and Technology would be chaired by Adeyemi Ademuyiwa.
Also, Sylvester Abiodun would be in charge of Agriculture and Forestry; Akeem Balogun would head Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, while Ajibola Sikiratu would chair Women Affairs and Social Development, Committee.
Others are Wahab Haruna, Chairman of the Committee on Environment; while Isaac Adams heads Committee on Youth, Sports and Employment Generation and Kayode Soneye would be in charge of Lands and Housing.
Committee on Information, Culture and Tourism is headed by Adejojo Yusuf; while Kemi Oduwole would head Committee on Commerce, Investments and Industries.
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