Oyo state House of Assembly has confirmed the nomination of 15 commissioner nominees forwarded by the executive governor of the state Senator Abiola Ajimobi last week.
The names included Ms. Taibat A. Adaba, believed to be a nominee of the Alaafin of Oyo, Barr. Prince Oyewumi Oyewole, son of the Soun of Ogbomosho who contested the House of Representatives election in the 2015 general election and lost to a Labour Party candidate, and a governorship aspirant during the 2015 gubernatorial election, Dr. Azeez Adeduntan were among the nominees.
Others are Mr. Abimbola Adekanmbi, former deputy Chief of staff to the Governor; Mrs. Atinuke Silifat Osunkoya, immediate-past Commissioner for Women Affairs; Mr. Abimbola Kolade, former Commissioner for Works; Barr. Abayomi Oke, son of APC Chairman in Oyo state, Chief Akin Oke; Mr. Wasiu O. Dauda, also a former Commissioner; Mr. Ajiboye Omodewu, a former Commissioner for Lands and Mr. Isaac Ishola Adisa respectively.
While confirming their nomination, the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Hon. Michael Adeyemo said the people screened by the House are quality men with good pedigree and their choice is a confirmation that the executive governor of the state is a man of quality.
Yomi Oke, a nominee from Ogbomoso said, ‘our nomination is a rare privilege and we will use our ideas and wealth of experience to positively transform the state in line with the vision of Senator Abiola Ajimobi.
Also Dr. Azees Adeduntan, former gubernatorial candidate of the LP in 2011, told journalists after the screening that he was taking the appointment to serve the people of Oyo state which he promised to do with all his ability and strength.