Osun Assembly Clears 38 out of 39 Cabinet Nominees


Yinka Kolawole in Osogbo

The Osun State House of Assembly on Monday confirmed 38 out of 39 cabinet nominees submitted by Governor Rauf Aregbesola.

This is contained in a statement by the assembly’s Committee Chairman on Information and Strategy in Osogbo.
According to the statement, the nominees were confirmed by the lawmakers at the plenary in Osogbo with exception of Mr. Adeola Tejumola.

According to Oyintiloye, the motion for the confirmation of the nominees was moved by the Majority Leader, Mr. Timothy Owoeye, and seconded by the Minority Leader, Mr. Akinwale Akinwole.

In his remarks, the Speaker of the assembly, Hon Najeem Salaam, said the coast had been cleared for the governor to proceed with the swearing-in of the nominees, having found them worthy of confirmation.

Salaam, however, urged the nominees to operate open door policy and shun any form of corruption.
He said the nominees should bring in new ideas to governance that would rekindle the hope of the people in the state.

Salaam who noted that the monthly allocation from the federal government could no longer sustain the state, urged the nominees to assist government in improving its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR)
Aregbesola, in a letter dated April 11, had forwarded 39 names for the position of Commissioner and Special Advisers to the assembly for consideration and confirmation.