Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 

Niger assembly clears 9 commissioner nominees

15 February 2013, 09:04

Niger - The Niger House of Assembly has confirmed nine nominees as the post of  new commissioners for the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that this came barely 24 hours after their names were submitted to the assembly by Gov. Babangida Aliyu .

The nominees screened and cleared on Thursday included the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Daniel Shashere, the Head of Service, Ahmed Matane, and Alhaji Umar Nasko.

Others were the Chief of Staff, Dr Mohammed Yahaya, Mr Joshua Bawa,  Muhammed Nuhu, Alhaji Mahmoud Bello, Abbas Bello and Abdullahi Mamman.

The assembly asked five nominees out of the nine to “take a bow” and go after they had been introduced and given their profiles.

Yahaya was however grilled for several hours by the legislature concerning areas of his specialisation.

While responding to a question, he urged various governments to stop paying lip service to agricultural policy.

He said the present government will open up opportunities for farmers as agriculture hiring scheme would be on the top agenda.

The nominee said this would enable farmers have access to tractor hiring at a subsidised rate.

The assembly later turned itself into a committee of the whole house, where the results of the screening were adopted.

The nominees were then cleared and the Clerk of the Assembly, Alhaji Mohammed Kagara, directed to forward their names to the executive arm.

The Speaker, Adamu Usman, expressed confidence in all the nominees.

``They will live up to expectations as some of them have been in the system for a long period of time,’’ he said.

NAN

NEXT ON NEWS24 NIGERIAX

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
1 comment
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Lawrence Owoeye
Nigeria: Not a good name.

In the south western and amongst other ethnic groups in Nigeria, an adage simply put it: The name of a child has controls over the child. Read more...

Submitted by
Chris Brown Romeo
A certain man in Heaven

A certain man died and went to heaven. He was granted a chance to go round God's premises and below was his observations as the angel Gabriel took him around. Read more...

Submitted by
George Chuks
Opportunity for the opportune

Many people could forge ahead and go into the first that presented itself, after that could come the breakthrough they have been yearning for.  Read more...

Submitted by
Muhammad Abatcha
The beauty of diastema

A diastema is an area of extra space between two or more teeth. Read more...

Submitted by
Favour Chukwuelesie
Dreams and vision for development

The dreams you see while asleep at night are a metaphor for the kind of thinking that happens when you fantasize while awake. Read more...

Submitted by
Bolaji Ajayi
Drought of goals for Ronaldo

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti believes Cristiano Ronaldo will be back to his best as soon as he gets back on the scoresheet. Read more...