The Nasarawa State House of Assembly on Tuesday (August 1, 2023) screened and confirmed 16 out of the 17 Commissioner nominees sent to it by the Nasarawa State Governor, Engr. Abdullahi Sule.
The Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi announced this after their screening during the House proceedings in Lafia.
The Speaker congratulated the confirmed nominees and wished them the best in their new assignments.
He disclosed that the House screened and confirmed 16 commissioner nominees that have appeared for the screening stating that a commissioner nominee, Haruna Musa from Nassarawa Eggon LGA did not appear for the screening, saying that he was indisposed at the moment.
“Those 16 commissioner nominees that have appeared, screened and confirmed 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 W 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” he said
The Speaker directed the Clerk of the House Mr. Ibrahim Musa to communicate the House’s resolution to Gov. Abdullahi Sule for his 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 unanimously screened and confirmed 16 out of the 17 Commissioner nominees.
It would be recalled that on July 28, 2023 Governor Abdullahi Sule had submitted a list of 17 commissioner nominees to the State House of Assembly for screening and possible confirmation as members of the State Executive Council.