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Tinubu’s relocation to Abuja ignites power struggle in Lagos

By Ben Ezeamalu

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Posted on August 29, 2023 13:10

Lagos state Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. REUTERS/Vining Ogu
Lagos state Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. REUTERS/Vining Ogu

The Lagos Parliament rejected 17 commissioner-nominees out of the 39 names sent by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. Speaker Mudashiru Obasa is behind the pushback, sparking fears of a power struggle in Africa’s largest city.

Professor Akin Abayomi, the former health commissioner lauded for his effective management of the Covid-19 pandemic in the state, was among the 17 nominees that parliament rejected. The lawmakers also declined five other individuals who had served as commissioners under the previous administration.

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