By; BALA B. BITRUS, Minna
Niger State House of Assembly has unveiled the names and size of new commissioner designates. On the list are fifteen shortlisted persons.
The list contains the names of no fewer than six former members of the immediate past commissioners who are staging on come back.
The names of the returnees include Barrister Nasara Dan Malam, Ramatu Yar’Adua, Sunday Daniel Kolo, Haruna Dukku, Halliru Jikantoro, Zakari Abubakar who were former members of the immediate past commissioners in the state.
Others shortlisted include Abdulmalik Sarkin Daji, Engineer Panti Ibrahim, Dr. Mustapha Panti, Dr. Makun Sidi, Yusuf Suleiman, Yusuf Suleiman Mohammed, Mamman Vatsa, Mohammed Sani Idris and Tanko Zakari.
The Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Abdullahi Bawa Wuse said while announcing the fifteen man strong list that the House is to deliberate on the listed nominees and screen them for commissionership at plenary anytime soon.
It has been over four months into the second tenure of the present administration in the state without members of the state’s cabinet.
The last time the state had members of the state’s cabinet was on Monday, May 27th this year less than 48 hours to the inauguration of the second term in office of the present administration in the state when governor Abubakar Sani Bello announced the desolation of the state’s executive council at a valedictory meeting with all his political appointees.
At the meeting, governor Sani Bello had directed all the political appointees in the state to prepare handover briefs and submit same to the most senior civil servants in their respective agencies.