Kano Assembly confirms ex-NGE president, Baba Dantiye, others as commissioners
Sixteen out of the 19 commissioner-nominees sent to Kano State House of Assembly by the state governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, have been confirmed.
Two of the three remaining nominees that are yet to be screened, Hajiya Aisha Saji and Sheikh Tijjani Auwal, are currently in Saudi Arabia performing the Hajj exercise, and have been directed to appear before the House after their return for screening.
The third, Comrade Aminu Abdussalam, who is the current deputy governor, was exempted from screening on the grounds that he already took oath of office as the deputy governor.
The nominees were confirmed as commissioners and members of the state Executive Council on Thursday after passing screening during a plenary of the house.
The 16 nominees were confirmed by the house in a motion moved by the majority leader, Lawal Hussaini, representing Dala Local Government Area.
Those already screened and confirmed as commissioners and members of the state executive council are Baba Dantiye, a former president of the Nigerian Guild of Editors who earlier served as DG communications to a former governor of the state, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso; Ali Makoda, a former chief of staff to the immediate past governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje; Umar Doguwa, the chairman of New Nigeria Peoples’ Party (NNPP) in the state; as well as former federal lawmakers, Nasiru Sule Garo and Haruna Dederi.
Others are Abubakar Labaran Yusuf, Danjuma Mahmoud, Musa Shanono, Abbas Sani Abbas, Ladidi Garko, Marwan Ahmad, Dr Mahmoud Diggol, Adamu Aliyu Kibiya, Dr Yusuf Kofar Mata, Hamza Safiyanu, and Tajo Usman Zaura.
The state governor had on Wednesday directed all the commissioner-nominees to declare their assets in order to conform to the provision of the Code of Conduct Bureau for them to be confirmed as commissioners.
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