The Humanity Services Project (HSP) has called on the Lagos State House of Assembly to reconsider and grant approval for the list of commissioner-nominees submitted by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
The Assembly had declined 17 of the nominees while confirming 22 others for the commissioner positions.
Among those declined were Mrs. Folashade Adefisayo, Prof. Akin Abayomi, Mr. Yomi Oluyomi, Mrs. Folashade Ambrose, Ms. Barakat Bakare, Mr. Gbenga Omotosho, Engr. Olalere Odusote, Dr. Rotimi Fashola, Mrs. Bolaji Dada, Mr. Sam Egube, Mr. Olalekan Fatodu, Mrs. Solape Hammond, Mr. Mosopefolu George, Engr. Aramide Adeyoye, Mr. Seun Osiyemi, Mr. Rotimi Ogunwuyi, and Dr. Olumide Oluyinka.
Responding to this, the HSP expressed concerns that many of the individuals not retained had played pivotal roles in assisting the governor during his initial term in office. The organization emphasized that these individuals had been thoroughly evaluated and proven reliable.
Mr. Linus Okoroji, the convener of the HSP, conveyed in a statement that the governor possessed the best insight into those who had met his expectations in his preceding term and were therefore suitable for reappointment.
However, Okoroji cautioned against any effort to pressure the governor into altering his decisions, warning that such actions could have negative implications for the political landscape.
He further implored the governor to resubmit the names to the Assembly for the welfare of the state, stating, “We wish to remind the House about the significance of the governor’s commitment to an improved second term. It is crucial for all parties to collaborate to ensure the realization of his pledges as a leader who follows through on his words. We appeal to the lawmakers to diligently work towards maintaining and reinforcing the collaboration between the executive and legislative branches for the welfare of the citizens.”
“We hereby caution that unless appropriate actions are taken to satisfy our group and the general populace of the state, the possibility of a substantial peaceful demonstration cannot be ruled out. We are resolute in not idly standing by while politics is played with the destiny of the people,” Okoroji added.