The Ondo State House of the Assembly, on Tuesday screened and confirmed five out of the six nominees forwarded to it by Gov. Lucky Aiyedatiwa to be confirmed as commissioners.
Aiyedatiwa had on Feb. 2 submitted the names of six commissioner nominees to the State House of Assembly.
The nominees screened and confirmed included Mr Olukayode Ajulo, Mr Razaq Obe, Pastor Emmanuel Igbasan; Mr Akinwumi Sowore and Mr Oseni Oyeniyi.
Mrs Omowumi Isaac, the sixth commissioner-nominee was, however, not available for the screening exercise, but no reason was given for her absence.
Presenting the report of his committee to the Assembly, Mr Abayomi Akinruntan, Chairman, the Selection Committee, said that the nominees possessed the relevant academic qualifications and were found physically and mentally fit to serve as commissioners.
He asked the state lawmakers to confirm the nominees.
Subsequently, Mr Oluwole Ogunmolasuyi, APC-Owo 1, therefore moved a motion for the confirmation of the nominees and Mr Felix Afe, Akoko North-West Constituency II, seconded the motion.
Chief Olamide Oladiji, the Speaker of the House, commended the efforts of the committee for a job well done.
Oladiji said that the assembly had acted on the extant law following the presentation of the nominees for confirmation.
According to him, the legislative has found them competent to serve the people of the state.
He asked the commissioner-designates to join hands with the state governor to facilitate the dividends of democracy get to the people of the state.
Oladiji also enjoined them to diligently serve the people and to move the state forward.
Responding, Igbasan, who spoke on behalf of others, appreciated the assembly, and promised that the commissioner-designates would support the state governor in achieving greater success.