From Esther Akaa, Lafia
The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has screened and confirmed 16 out of the 17 commissioner nominees sent to it by the Governor of the state, Engr. Abdullahi Sule.
The Voice earlier reported that Governor Sule had submitted 17 commissioner nominees to the State House of Assembly for consideration and approval as members of the state executive council.
The Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi disclosed this on Tuesday during house proceedings after conducting the screening exercise at Assembly Complex in Lafia, the state capital.
According to him, the 16 commissioner nominees who appeared before the house were screened and confirmed by the house, but one of them from the Nassarawa Eggon LGA, Mr. Haruna Musa, was unable to be screened because of his disposition.
He said: ” The 16 commissioner nominees who appeared and are screened and confirmed by this House are Hon. Yakubu Kwanta -Akwanga LG, Aishatu Rufai- Awe LG; Umar Abubakar Dan’akano – Awe;LG, Munirat Abdullahi– Doma;LG. Timothy Kasuwa– Karu;LG, Ja’afaru Ango, Karu,LG, Margaret Elayo – Keana; LG, Bala Mulki – Keffi;LG, and John Mamman – Kokona LG.
“Others are Abubakar Imam Zanwa – Lafia;LG Samuel Kafu Emgba -Lafia,LG, Aliyu Ahmed Tijjani – Nasarawa;LG, Muhammed Iyimoga – Obi; LG, Labaran Magaji – Toto;LG, Gaza Gwamna, Toto; LG, Mu’azu Gosho – Wamba,LG.”
Abdullahi, therefore thanked everyone who participated in the screening and wished them luck with their new jobs.
He directed the clerk of the House, Ibrahim Musa to communicate the resolution of the house to Gov. Sule for further necessary action.
Earlier, the majority leader of the House, Hon. Mohammed Adamu Omadefu (APC- Keana), moved a motion for the confirmation of the commissioner nominees and was seconded by the House minority leader, Hon Luka Zhekaba (PDP- Obi 11).
The House, therefore unanimously screened and confirmed the commissioner nominees.
The House also that it would go on recess on Wednesday, August 2, 2023, and reconvene on Monday, September 4, 2023.
Hon. Omadefu, the majority leader, moved the motion and was Hon. Luka Zhekaba , the Minority leader of the house.