The Nasarawa State House of Assembly today commenced the screening of the Commissioner Nominees.
The Assembly screened nine nominees.
Those screened were: Ahmed Baba Yahaya (Toto LGA) Philip Dada (Karu LGA), Othman Bala Adam (Keffi LGA), Dr Abdulkarim Abubakar Kana (Kokona LGA), Obadiah Boyi (Akwanga LGA) Yusuf Aliyu Turaki (Awe LGA), Dr Salihu Ahmad Alizaga (Nassarawa Eggon LGA), Dogo Shammah (Wamba LGA) and Prof. Otaki Allahnanah (Keana LGA).
Eggonnews observed that there was a large crowd of supporters of the various nominees who thronged the Assembly premises in prayerful solidarity with the nominees.
It was observed that during the screening, some of the nominees were asked questions based on their (professional) backgrounds.
For instance, Dr Abdulkarim Kana, the immediate past Commissioner of Justice and Attorney General of Nasarawa State, was asked a question with regard to the Judiciary, while Mr Dogo Shammah was asked a question on the effect of fake news and how it could be tackled.
Presenting Mr Dogo Shammah was the Member representing Wamba State COntituency, Aliyu Dogara Mohammed, Talban Wamba spoke glowingly about the nominee who he described as one who had contributed immensely to the development of the journalism profession in Nasarawa State and for which he well known in the State.
Rt. Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, the Speaker of the House announced this on Monday after Shammah and 8 others appeared for screening at the floor of the House in Lafia.
According to the speaker, the 8 other persons screened are Ahmed Baba Yahaya (Toto LGA) Philip Dada (Karu LGA), Othman Bala Adam (Keffi LGA), Dr Abdulkarim Abubakar Kana (Kokona LGA), Obadiah Boyi (Akwanga LGA) Yusuf Aliyu Turaki (Awe LGA), Dr Salihu Ahmad Alizaga (Nassarawa Eggon LGA) and Prof.Otaki Allahnanah (Keana LGA),”he said.
The speaker stated that the remaining 6 commissioner nominees would be attended to tomorrow Tuesday, Oct.22nd.
The speaker urged Shammah to tackle the issue of fake news if finally sworn in and posted to the Ministry of Information by the Governor.
It would be recalled that on Oct. 16, Gov Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State submitted 15 commissioner nominees to the state House of Assembly for screening and confirmation as members of the state executive council.
The governor’s letter was read by the Majority leader of the house, Alhaji Tanko Tunga (APC-Awe North) at the floor of the house.
Meanwhile, the screening of the other 6 commissioner nominees has been scheduled to hold on Tuesday, Oct.22.
Those to be screened are Haruna Ogbole Adamu (Obi LGA), Ibrahim Musa Ekye (Doma LGA), Mrs Fati Jimeta Sabo (Nasarawa LGA), Abubakar Muhammed Imam(Lafia LGA), Hajiya
Halima Ahmadu Jabiru(Lafia LGA) and Mohammed Bashir Aliyu(Lafia LGA).