28th July, 2011
Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has administered oath of office and allegiance on Engineer Taofiq Tijani as the Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources.
The ceremony took place at the Executive Council Chambers, Alausa.
Tijani was earlier sworn in as a Special Adviser to the Governor on Mineral Resources before his elevation.
The new commissioner is a member of the Nigeria Society of Engineers and the Society of Petroleum Engineers who has worked in several capacities, including that of Manager Up Stream Gas Supply at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and Senior Technical Assistant to the Minister of Petroleum Resources from 2009 to 2010.
His confirmation by the State House of Assembly brings to 23 the number of commissioners cleared by the House and sworn in as members of the state executive council.