Kano Assembly approves appointment of 20 commissioners

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FILE PHOTO: Kano State House of Assembly

The Kano State House of Assembly has screened and confirmed the appointment of 20 commissioners nominated by Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje.

The House presided over by the Speaker, Alhaji Abdulazeez Garba-Gafasa, after the screening, which lasted for about three hours, later dissolved into committee of the whole.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that shortly after the committee meeting, the legislators deliberated on the screening which resulted in the confirmation of the commissioners.

NAN further reports that some of the nominees who were sometimes legislators and others who served as commissioners in the last dispensation were given only a few minutes to explain their previous achievements.

It would also be recalled that on Monday, the speaker announced the receipt of the nominees from the governor out of which eight out of the 20 were his immediate past commissioners.

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Among the nominees that served in the last administration were the former Commissioner for Information, Mr Muhammed Garba, and that of Local Government Affairs, Alhaji Murtala Sule-Garu.

Others include Ibrahim Mukhtar, Musa Iliyasu-Kwankwaso, Kabiru Ibrahim-Getso, Shehu Na’Allah-Kura, Mukhtar Ishak-Yakasai and Muhammed Tahir-Adam.

The new commissioners were Ma’azu Magaji, Nura Muhammad-Dankade, Zahra’u Umar-Muhammad, Aminu Ibrahim-Tsanyawa, Sadiq Aminu-Wali, Muhammad Baffa-Takai and Kabiru Ado-Lakwaya.

The remaining were Mariya Mahmoud-Bunkure, Ibrahim Ahmad-Karaye, Mahmoud Muhammad-Dansantsi, Muhammad Sanusi-Sa’id and Lawan Abdullahi-Musa. Nigeria News