Desmond Elliot, Mojisola Alli-Macaulay appointed Lagos Assembly committee chairmen

Desmond Elliot

Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly Mudashiru Obasa has named actor-turned politician Desmond Elliot and Mojisola Alli-Macaulay among the new committee chairmen.

Elliot and Alli-Macaulay drew the ire of many youths over their comments in the wake of #EndSARS protest against police brutality and bad governance last year.

While Elliot is to oversee the committee for ministries/parastatals, Alli-Macaulay was named chairman of the committee on women affairs, poverty alleviation and job creation.

At a sitting on Monday where the amendment to two bills were also passed, the speaker urged the new chairmen to act in ways to make the House truly seen as carrying out its oversight functions in the best interests of the people.

Other heads of committees include Sanai Agunbiade, business rules and standing order; Mojisola Meranda, ethics, protocols and privileges; Sarajudeen Tijani, house services; Saka Solaja, public accounts (state); Mojeed Fatai, public account (local); Kehinde Joseph, agriculture; Gbolahan Yishawu, economic planning and budget; Okanlawon Sanni, education (ministry); Ajani Owolabi, tertiary institutions; Olanrewaju Afinni, science and technology; Rotimi Abiru, environment; Yinka Ogundimu, establishment, training and pension; Folajimi Mohammed, energy and mineral resources; Wahab Jimoh, waterfront infrastructure; Nureni Akinsanya, physical planning and urban development; Adewale Temitope, transportation; Bisi Yusuff, commerce, industry and cooperative; Tobun Abiodun, works and infrastructure.

Others are Jude Idimogu, wealth creation and employment; Rotimi Olowo, finance; Hakeem Sokunle, health; Ibrahim Layode, home affairs; Olatunji Oluwa, torusim, arts and culture; Moshood Oshun, youth and social development; Akande, judiciary, LASIEC and public petitions; Adedamola Kasunmu, lands; Rasheed Makinde, housing; Setonji David, information and strategy; Femi Saheed, central business district; Raheem Kazeem, special duties and inter-governmental relations; Olayiwola Olawale, local government and community relations; Noheem Adams, legislative compliance; Rauf Suleiman, procurement; Mosunmola Sangodara, inter-parliamentary relations; Saad Lukeman, public-private partnerships; Sylvester Ogunkelu, oversea investments and SDG.

Meanwhile, the assembly also confirmed the nominees of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for some commissions.

For the Health Service Commission, the House confirmed Onayiga Atinuke as chairman while the members are Kemi Ogunyemi, Mobolaji Olukoya, and Olumuyiwa Solanke.

For the procurement agency board, the House confirmed Foluso Onabowale, Folorunso Mustafa, and Olusola Lanre as members.

For the Ibile oil and gas corporation governing board, the House confirmed Goke Adeniyi, Omolara Abike Alakija, as members while for the Judicial Service Commission, the lawmakers confirmed Supo Ati-John, Bamidele Akinyemi, Seyinde Kareem and Mahmud Daudu as members.