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Assembly confirms 16 out of Sule’s 17 commissioner nominees

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Nasarawa State House of Assembly

 

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly on Tuesday confirmed the appointment of 16 out of Gov. Abdullahi Sule’s 17 commissioner nominees.

The speaker, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi said this after their screening during the plenary in Lafia.

Abdullahi congratulated the nominees and wished them the best in their new assignments.

He said the lawmakers screened and confirmed 16 nominees who appeared for the screening.

He said however, that the House couldn’t not confirm the appointment of the 17th nominee, Haruna Musa from Nassarawa Eggon Local Government Area (LGA) because he failed to attend the screening as he was indisposed.

“Those screened and confirmed are: Mr Yakubu Kwanta, Aishatu Rufai, Umar Abubakar Dan’akano, Munirat Abdullahi, Timothy Kasuwa, Ja’afaru Ango, Margaret Elayo, Bala Mulki,and John Mamman.

“Others are: Abubakar Imam Zanwa, Samuel Kafu Emgba, Aliyu Ahmed Tijjani, Muhammed Iyimoga, Labaran Magaji, Gaza Gwamna, Mu’azu Gosho” he said.

The speaker directed the Clerk to communicate Sule the House resolution for further action.

Earlier, the Majority Leader of the House, Mr Mohammed Adamu Omadefu (APC- Keana) moved the motion for the confirmation of the commissioner nominees and was seconded by the House Minority Leader, Luka Zhekaba ( PDP- Obi 11).

The House unanimously screened and confirmed 16 out of the 17 Commissioner nominees.

Sule had on July 28 submitted a list of 17 commissioner nominees to the House of for confirmation as members of the state executive council.

 

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I’ll Turn Ondo Into Another Lagos, Says Wale Akinterinwa Ahead Of APC Primaries

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Wale Akinterinwa, a governorship hopeful on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC), says he will turn Ondo into another Lagos, the country’s commercial capital, if elected governor.

The Ondo APC governorship primary election is scheduled for April 20 while the state-wide election will be held on November 16.

Speaking during his official declaration at the ruling party’s secretariat in Akure, the state capital, on Tuesday, Akinterinwa said he will make Ondo an industrialised state.

The governorship hopeful who had worked in Lagos civil service, said he would utilise the natural resources in the state to attract investments.

“We will turn Ondo into another Lagos state in terms of development because we have what it takes, in terms of coast. We must ensure that the port comes alive and that will be a game changer,” Akinterinwa said.

 

“But, beyond that, we also have the landmass and ought to be an agrarian state. So, we are going to take agriculture to the next level while we encourage and support the local farmers.

“We will also attract investors who will invest in agriculture so that we will be exporting finished products. We will not just be producing for the table but we will be producing for export.”

On security, Akinterinwa said his economic initiatives would get most youth employed and lead to reduction in the rate of insecurity in the state.

“For security, part of our challenges today is because today is because we have many unemployed youths. So, Amotekun founded by our late governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and other South West governors will be strengthened so that with appropriate security in place, we can have development,” he said.

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Why I Ignored Labour Party National Convention — Peter Obi

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Peter Obi

 

Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party for 2023 elections has declared his stance on the recent national convention of the party that saw Barr Julius Abure emerge as Julius Abure emerge as national chairman.

 

Addressing Nigerians on X Space hosted by Parallel Facts on Friday, Peter Obi said he ignored the convention because the party leadership under Abure failed to do wide consultation with key stakeholders of the party before embarking on the said convention.

The former Anambra Governor emphasised the need for the right thing to be done to salvage the party, adding that he is more passionate about building a new Nigeria than building a new Labour Party.

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