Lagos Assembly confirms 4 Ambode nominees

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Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday confirmed four nominees of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for various offices.

The state lawmakers confirmed Hakeem Dickson as the Director General, Lagos State Safety Commission, LSSC, and Jokotola Ogundimu as the Chairman, Lagos State Audit Service Commission.

They also approved the nomination of Ayo Adebusoye and Mobolaji Aare as members of the Lagos State Public Procurement Board.

The confirmation of the nominees was sequel to their satisfactory response to questions when they appeared before the House.

After confirming them through voice votes, the Speaker of the House, Mudashiru Obasa, directed the Acting Clerk to communicate the approval to the governor.

Mr. Dickson, appearing before the lawmakers, apologised for earlier assuming office before being confirmed by the House.

“It was an oversight that occurred, that would never repeat itself in any other assignment in the future,” he said.

Mr. Dickson, a former Chairman of Surulere Local Government, promised to execute to the letter the provisions in the law that established the Safety Commission.

“Each house in the State must have to comply with the provision of having 5-6 Kg fire extinguisher to combat fire when it occurs in their houses.

“Also, every building must comply with the provision on insurance to mitigate effects of disasters,’’ he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the legislators had in the recent past directed Mr. Dickson to vacate his headship of the commission for failure to get clearance from the House.

Following his confirmation, however, the Speaker told him to address the safety problems posed by articulated vehicles, fire incidents, pits and wells in the state.

The speaker said the tasks before the new DG were enormous, urging him to him address them thoroughly, to achieve the desired results.

The House adjourned its plenary session till February 28.



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  • Biodun

    Lagos property owners, corporate bodies and businesses should prepare: Hakeem Dickson at the helm of LSSC is ominous; he ran a classic reign of terror as chair of Surulere LG 1999-21. Vehicle owners, traders and businesses had a raw deal from his thuggish “revenue collectors/consultants” and brutal extortion, including the cynical introduction of horse riding thugs, was the vogue until his mentor, Bola Tinubu, moved in to clip his wings and claws. Even the respected elder statesman, Rasheed Shitta-Bey, was not spared humiliation from Dickson. Now that the same political machinery has resurrected him, are Lagosians safe?

  • OGK

    Is this not the same Hakeem Dickson who was named as a serial convict in the Us and was exposed months ago who has now been confirmed for a public office? Someone should enlighten me please. Otherwise, Lagos House is an office of jokers.

  • Digit

    Eko for show, Fraudster is the best person for our public office. When will you visit America Hakeem because they are waiting for you.