The Oyo State House of Assembly on Thursday screened and confirmed 14 commissioner nominees sent by Governor Seyi Makinde.
Their names were contained in a message earlier sent to the House by the governor and read at plenary by the Speaker, Mr Adebo Ogundoyin (PDP/Ibarapa East) on July 25.
The Commissioner nominees include four former lawmakers in the Oyo State House of Assembly; Mr Kehinde Ayoola, former Oyo House Speaker, Mr Adeniyi Farinto, Mrs Funmilayo Orisadeyi (the only female nominee) and Mr Muyiwa Ojekunle.
Others are Chief Bayo Ojo, Dr Bashir Bello, Prof. Oyelowo Oyewo, Prof. Dawud Sangodoyin, Mr Olasunkanmi Olaleye and Mr Adeniyi Adebisi.The remaining commissioner nominees whose appointment were confirmed are Mr Raheem Abiodun Abdulraheem, Mr Seun Asamu, Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun and Mr Akinola Ojo.
The nominees were screened by the Oyo State Assembly.
During the screening, most of the commissioner designates expressed happiness at their nomination by Governor Makinde and described the opportunity as a call to serve the people of Oyo state.
They promised to contribute their quota and ensure good governance as promised by the Peoples Democratic Party-led administration in the state.
The Assembly also screened and confirmed the appointment of Dr Nureni Adeniran as Chairman of State Universal Basic Education Board in Oyo State, while Mr Akeem Oladeji and Hon. Dayo Ogungbenro were confirmed as full time members of the board.
The nominees are expected to be sworn in by governor anytime soon.
The Assembly, thereafter, announced that the house was going on recess and adjourned till September 16.