Nobody can force us to reveal why Akin Abayomi, Gbenga Omotosho, 15 others were not approved as commissioners — Obasa

Mudashiru Obasa

Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly Mudashiru Obasa has said that the assembly will not be forced to reveal its reasons for rejecting 17 of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s nominees for commissioners.

Obasa stated this during Monday’s plenary amid concerns on the assembly’s move.

The assembly, last Wednesday, rejected 17 commissioner-nominees, including former commissioner for health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, and former commissioner for information, Gbenga Omotosho.

The lawmakers did not give reasons for the rejection.

They, however, confirmed 22 other commissioner-nominees of the governor.


Lagos Assembly rejects Akin Abayomi, Gbenga Omotosho, 15 other commissioner-nominees

Lagos not no man’s land, to make laws favourable to indigenes – Obasa

Obasa said it was unfortunate that whenever the assembly refused to be a ‘rubber stamp’ to a governor’s request, it would be interpreted by the public that the lawmakers were fighting the governor.

“If anybody wishes to know the reasons for the decision, they should approach the house.

“However, we will not be forced to spill our observations, and we reserve the rights to expose the report of the screening.

“We are not going to be threatened by the civil society organisations who wish to protest.

“It is their right. He who lives in a glasshouse do not throw stones,” he said.