Olalekan Onafeko has been appointed as the Acting Clerk by Lagos State House of Assembly.
Naija News reports that the appointment was disclosed by the Speaker of the House, Mudashiru Obasa, before the commencement of the day’s plenary on Monday, September 28 in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city.
The Lagos Assembly speaker confirmed Onafeko as the acting clerk after a voice vote by lawmakers present during the plenary.
Onafeko was the Head of Human Resources and Administration in the Lagos Assembly before his appointment,
Meanwhile, Wasiu Eshinlokun-Sanni, the Deputy Speaker of the House, informed the House that the former clerk retired about a month ago and that nature abhorred a vacuum.
Eshinlokun-Sanni said it was the responsibility of the Selection Committee of the House to appoint a new Clerk.
“We have met much-qualified staff and we considered so many qualities such as competence, desirability, and others and we appointed Mr Olalekan Onafeko,’’ he said.
Azeez Sanni, the former Clerk of the Assembly, retired from the service two weeks ago after attaining the age of 60.
Since the former clerk retirement, the Deputy Clerk, Taiwo Otun, had been acting as the clerk during plenary. Onafeko has a degree in Law and is currently the acting Head of Human Resources and Administration in the assembly.