Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has sent the names of seven nominees to the Speaker, State House of Assembly, for appointment as commissioners.
The nominees, it was gathered, are members of the of the cabinet that was sacked on June 29.
The nominees and their former portfolios Prof Dahud Sangodoyin (Works and Transport); Prof Oyelowo Oyewo (Justice and Attorney General), and Siju Lawal (Establishment and Training).
Others are Mr Akinola Ojo (Finance); Bayo Lawal (Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters); Seun Ashamu (Energy) and Mrs Faosat Sanni (Women Affairs and Social Inclusion).
It was gathered that the seven are the first batch of the seventeen list of the commissioners that will form Makinde’s new cabinet.
The Assembly will, on Wednesday, conduct a screening exercise for the seven nominees, according to sources.
Speaker of the Assembly, Rt. Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin, had, on Monday, received the list of the seven Commissioner-nominees from the executive arm.
The screening by the state lawmakers will take the form of the nominees reeling out their achievements in the last two years and their projections for the Governor Seyi Makinde led administration going forward.