Assembly confirms Gbeleyi as Lagos Finance Commissioner

Lagos State House of Assembly
Lagos State House of Assembly

The former finance commissioner resigned his position.

The Lagos State House of Assembly (LSHA) on Friday confirmed the nomination of Ayodeji Gbeleyi as the State Commissioner for Finance.

The lawmakers confirmed the nomination during an emergency plenary presided over by the Majority Leader, Ajibayo Adeyeye, on behalf of the Speaker, Adeyemi Ikuforiji.

Governor Babatunde Fashola had on July 31 nominated Mr. Gbeleyi to replace Tokunbo Abiru.

Mr. Abiru had in a letter addressed to the governor, said he resigned to take up the position of Executive Director at First Bank.

Speaking on Mr. Gbeleyi’s nomination, Mr. Adeyeye noted that the nominee had several years of proven experience in the private and the public sectors.

According to him, the commissioner-nominee’s record gives credence to the fact that he is qualified for the job.

“Since we have interviewed him on two occasions and he has proved that he has vast knowledge in the field of finance, we decided not to go through the process of screening again, but to confirm his nomination,” he said.

A fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Mr. Gbeleyi, 48, has been in the service of Lagos State Government since 2008.

Until his appointment, he was the Director-General of the State’s Office of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) and Special Adviser to the governor on PPP.

Mr. Gbeleyi will now be sworn-in by Mr. Fashola before he assumes his new position.


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