By Ramatu Garba, Kano.
The Kano State House of Assembly on Monday screened and confirmed the appointment of nine commissioners who were nominated by Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje.
The House, presided over by the Speaker, Hamisu Ibrahim-Chidari, after the screening, dissolved into Committee of the Whole.
The speaker had earlier announced the receipt of a letter from Ganduje, concerning an additional commissioner-nominee, Dr Aminu Ibrahim-Tsanyawa, for screening and confirmation by the Assembly.
Recall that the speaker, on Aug. 15, announced the receipt of a letter from Ganduje regarding the screening and confirmation of the commissioner-nominees.
The request followed the resignation of some members of the State Executive Council to enable them to contest for positions in the 2023 General Elections.
The new commissioners include Ibrahim Dan’azumi, Abdulhalim Abdullahi, Lamin Sani-Zawiyya,Ya’u Abdullahi-Yan’shana, Garba Yusuf Abubakar and Yusuf Jibirin.
Others are Adamu Fanda, Saleh Kausami and Ali Burum-Burum.
Ibrahim-Chidari said that an invitation letter had been sent to Ibrahim-Tsanyawa to appear before the House on Tuesday for his own screening.
The nine nominees were screened, while the legislators deliberated on the screening and confirmed the appointment of the commissioner-nominees.
Speaking on behalf of the nominees, Burum-Burum commended the House for the smooth conduct of the exercise.
“I will do my best to see that I assist the executive governor to achieve his aims and aspirations of lifting Kano State to greater heights,” the speaker declared.
Meanwhile, the House standing Committee on Women Affairs has been ordered by the House to report back to it within two weeks for further legislative action on the amendment of the Bill on Persons with Disability (PWD) 2018.
Earlier, the Majority Leader of the House, Alhaji Labaran Abdul-Madari, said that the PWD bill, if passed into law, would improve the lot of persons with disability and protect their rights as citizens.
“The bill will reduce inequality between able persons and those with special needs, for social inclusion, enhanced investment, good health and education,” he said.