Barrister Bayo Lawal’s nomination as Deputy Governor of Oyo state has been approved by the Oyo State House of Assembly.
The approval is coming few hours after the Assembly removed Rauf Olaniyan.
The House had on Monday removed Olaniyan, a native of Igboho from office, following the recommendation of the panel of inquiry set up to investigate him.
The name of the new Deputy Governor was sent to the House by Governor Seyi Makinde.
The lawmakers approved the nomination of Lawal during their plenary in Ibadan.
The majority leader, Sanjo Adedoyin said that the nomination was in order.
Kazeem Olayanju, who also spoke, supported the nomination.
The state secretariat which houses the House of Assembly has been under heavy security presence.
A Goldennewsng correspondent who visited the House of Assembly and some strategic locations in the secretariat observed that security agents among whom are police, Department of State Services, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps officials and soldiers have been stationed at strategic locations to forestall any form of security breach.