Kogi Assembly clears 16 commissioner-nominees for appointment

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By Dada Ahmed

Kogi State House of Assembly has screened and confirmed for appointment, 16 commissioner-nominees presented to the House by Governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello.

Duaglobalnews recalls that Bello read out the names of the then commissioner-nominees shortly after being sworn in for the second term by the state Chief Judge, Justice Nasir Ajanah, on Monday at Lugard House, Lokoja.

The screening was sequel to receipt of list of nominees from the governor to the legislature presented by Speaker of the House, Prince Matthew Kolawole in the House.

The nominees who took their turns in answering questions from the legislators were placed on oath by the Clerk of the House, Alhaji Ibrahim Amoka, before their screening.

The commissioners comprise five former commissioners and one female, Hajia Fatima Kabir Buba, from Lokoja Local Government Area.

The commissioners are expected to be sworn in on Wednesday by the governor at the Government House , Lokoja, to kick- start the second term of his government.

Bello, the fourth democratically elected governor and the youngest to occupy the number 1 political office in the state carved out of Kwara and Benue states on August 27, 1991,was first elected on November 16,2016 on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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