Niger Assembly confirms commissioner 14 nominees, rejects one


Niger state House of Assembly on Thursday rejected the nomination of the former Commissioner for Agriculture in the state, Kabiru Abbas Musa.

However, the House confirmed the nomination of 14 other nominees.

The exercise was concluded after the screening of Hajiya Fatima Magudu who was the immediate past Commissioner for Education in the state.

When the name of Kabiru Abbas was announced for confirmation, the lawmakers gave a resounding “No.”

However, no reason was given for his rejection.

Three other nominees were not screened due to pending petitions which have not been resolved as the Committee of Petitions and Privileges have not concluded sitting on the matters.

The Speaker of the House, Ahmed Marafa, said the nominees would be screened after the lawmakers return from break next year.

Those confirmed as commissioners were – Zakari Bawa, Dr. Mustapha Jibril, Hajiya Ramatu Yar’adua, Aliyu Zakari Jikantoro, Zakari Abubakar, Barr. Amina Musa, Ibrahim Balarabe, Idris Jibril Amin, Mamman Musa, Nasara Danmallam, Engineer Ibrahim Mohammed Panti, Mohammed Baba Adamu, Ismaila Ibrahim and Fatima Magudu.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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