For the first time in the history of Lagos House of Assembly, the House has set-up a 15-man panel to screen the nominees of the governor for the post of commissioners and special advisers, which might be a delay tactics.
This is contrary to the feelers prior to sitting on Tuesday, September 29, that the nominees would be screened by the Assembly during plenary, and this is regarded as a novel idea by observers.
Governor Ambode had last week sent the name of 23 nominees for the post of commissioners and 13 for the post of special advisers.
Members of the screening committee, as announced by the speaker of the House, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa during plenary, include the deputy speaker of the House, Hon. Wasiu Sanni Eshinlokun, who will serve as the chairman, Hon. Olumuyiwa Wahab Jimoh, Hon. Omotayo Oduntan, Hon. Hakeem Bello and Hon. Lanre Ogunyemi.
Other members of the committee include Hon. Yinka Ogundimu, Hon. Bisi Yusuf, Hon. Segun Olulade, Hon. Saka Fafunmi and Hon. Oladele Adekanye.
The speaker did not announce when the committee should report back which is against the normal practice of the House.
The rest of the members are Hon. Olanrewaju Ibraheem Layode, Hon. Rotimi Olowo, and Folajimi Mohammed. This development came as a shock to many observers.