Governor Makinde Appoints Adebayo Lawal As New Deputy Governor 

By Damilare Adeleye
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Adebayo Lawal (New Deputy Governor Of Oyo State)

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has appointed Adebayo Lawal as his new deputy governor.

This is coming after the State House of Assembly, on Monday, removed Rauf Olaniyan as the state deputy governor over allegation of financial misconduct among other things.

Lawal whose appointment was approved by the House, was the Chairman of the State Housing Corporation.

He also served as the state Attorney-General.
Lawal’s nomination is contained in a letter by the governor to the lawmakers, which was presented at the plenary.

The House has gone on a short recess shortly after the removal of Olaniyan as the deputy governor.

The lawmakers later reconvened at about 12.15 p.m to consider the appointment of the new deputy governor.

The Speaker, Adebo Ogundoyin, while reading the letter from the Executive, said it was in response to an earlier letter sent by the lawmaker to the Governor dated July 18, informing him of the impeachment of Olaniyan.

Defending the nomination of Lawal, the House Majority Leader, Sanjo Adedoyin, said that the nomination should be favourably considered, approved and adopt in view of his antecedents in contributing to the progress of the state.

Seconding the motion, Kazeem Olayanju, representing Irepo/Olornsogo State Constituency, said that the House should confirm Lawal as the new Deputy Governor of Oyo State.

In his remarks, the speaker put the nomination to a voice vote, which went the way of the “ayes”.