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Ayorinde, Bamigbetan, others make Ambode’s cabinet list

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, on Monday, presented the list of his cabinet members to the State House of Assembly.

Speaker of the House, Mr. Mubashiru Obasa, read the names on the floor to members.

Gov. Ambode
Gov. Ambode

The Governor is requesting for the screening and approval of 36 persons with 23 as Commissioners and 13 as Special Advisers.

Among the names are six former cabinet members from the ex-Governor Babatunde Fashola administration: Gbolahon Lawal, Dr. Jide Idris, Folarin Coker, Seye Oladejo, Engr. Ganiyu Johnson and Babatunde Hunpe.

Ambode’s  list seems to be made up of top technocrats, politicians and strategists.

The Governor has named a relatively young cabinet with the likes of Mrs. Yetunde Onabolu, Fela Bank-Olemoh, Akinyemi Ashade, a partner in KPMG, Steve Ayorinde, Alhaja Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, Kehinde Joseph and Prof. Ademola Abass, a professor of Law, whose ages range between 39 and 47years.

Other names include Dr. Akintola Benson, Dr. Abdul-Hakeem Abdul-Lateef, Dr. Mohammed Akinkunmi, Dr. Babatunde Adejare, Dr. Femi Onanuga, Dr. Dayo Mobereola, Engr. Ade Akinsanya, Arch. Wasiu Anifowoshe, Mrs. Lola Akande, Agboola Dabiri, Ganiu Okanlomo Sanni, Anofi Elegushi, Rotimi Ogunleye, Mrs. Adebimpe Akinsola, Femi Odubiyi, Alhaji Musiliu Folami, Adeniji Kazeem, Adeyemi Labinjo, Toyin Suarau, Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti, Deji Tinubu, Mrs. Mudirat Giwanson and Kehinde Bamigbetan.

Sources said, the screening is to commence immediately after the Sallah holidays while cleared cabinet members would likely be sworn in to resume the task of governance by Monday, October 5.

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