24th September, 2019
President Nigeria Guild of Editors and editor-in-chief of Daily Telegraph, Mrs. Funke Egbemode is among the 35 nominees for commissionership and special adviser positions in Osun State.
The list was submitted to the Assembly by Osun Governor Adegboyega Oyetola and read today at plenary by the Speaker Timothy Owoeye. Oyetola is at present in New York for the UN General Assembly session, with President Buhari.
Also on the list are: Femi Akande, son of the former Interim National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, Adebisi Akande; Mr Remi Omowaiye, Supervisor for Works and Mr. Nathaniel Agunbiade, who represented Oriade/Obokun Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives between 2011 and 2015.
Yemi Lawal, running mate of Senator Iyiola Omisore, the 2018 governorship Candidate of SDP in Osun and Taiwo Akeju, the spokesperson of the SDP also made the list.
Owoeye said the nominees include six immediate past commissioners and Special Advisers, saying they are expected to submit 25 copies of their Curriculum Vitae to the house not later than Friday, Sept. 27.
He said screening would begin on Monday, Sept. 30, while the roaster would be out before Friday.
He said the submission of the list had laid to rest rumours that the speaker had before now received the list of the nominees.
The list of commissioners/special advisers
Alhaji Bola Oyebamiji, ex-Commissioner for Finance,
Engr Oluremi Omowaiye, ex- Commissioner for Innovation, Science and Technology
Prof Lekan Yinusa, ex-Commissioner for Budget
Dr. Obawale Adebisi
Mr Adejare Adebisi
Barrister Femi Akande
Mr Rasaki Adeosun
Mr Sola Oladepo
Engr Felix Adeniran Ibitoye, the National Vice Chairman of the Nigeria Society of Engineers
Mr Yemi Lawal (Senator Omisore’s running mate.
Mrs Olusola Ogunfolaju Oyehan , an ex- lawmaker
Hon. Folorunso Oladoyin – Bamisayemi
Dr Bode Olanipekun, the son of the Akirun of Ikirun
Mr Kehinde Olawale
Mr Adebayo Adeleke, ex- House of Representative member
Hon. Nathaniel Agunbiade
Mr Tadese Raheem
Mr Taiwo Akeju
Dayo Adewole, son of former Health Minister, Prof Isaac Adewole
Oladepo Solagbade Atanda
Mumini Adekunle Raifu
Olawale Babatunde Olumide
Olaniyan Hussein Toke
Adeosun Adegboyega Rasaq
Badmus Olalekan Rahmon
Kareem Ismail Akande