By Monsuru Olowoopejo

Lagos—The Lagos State Government yesterday created a 12-member Economic Advisory Committee headed by renowned accountant and financial expert, Dr Bode Agusto to spearhead the State Government’s drive to improve the business environment and advance the economic development of the State.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Tunji Bello after the State Executive Council meeting at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja.

Other members of the Committee are Mr Kehinde Durosinmi-Etti, Mr Kenneth Igbokwe, Mrs Nimi Akinkugbe, Mrs Adenike Ogunlana, Dr Laolu Mudashiru, Mrs Omobola Johnson, Mr Moruf Oseni and Mrs Yetunde Akinluyi, who would serve as the Secretary.

The State Government would be represented on the Committee by the Commissioners for Finance, Mr. Akinyemi Ashade, Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr Olawale Oluwo, and Commerce and Industry and Cooperatives, Mr Rotimi Ogunleye.

According to Bello, the private sector members of the committee were carefully selected based on their known track record of integrity, independence of thought and outlook as well as diverse industry experience.

He added that members of the Committee would be expected to commit to serve for at least two year while they would meet regularly and send reports to the State Executive Council, adding that the team would be allowed to invite industry experts to provide support during its deliberations.

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