Lafia - The Nasarawa State House of Assembly on Monday screened and confirmed six out of the 17 nominees for appointment as commissioners.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the names of the nominees were submitted to the legislature by Gov. Tanko Al-Makura in March.
The confirmation followed a motion by the Majority Leader of the House, Mr Godiya Akwashiki (PDP-Nassarawa Eggon West), who read the names of the commissionership nominees for the screening and confirmation during plenary session in Lafia.
Akwashiki said that for any candidate to be confirmed as commissioner, he/she has to be screened by the legislature which has the power for confirmation.
The Minority Leader of the House, Malam Adamu Maikatako (CPC-Lafia Central), seconded the motion and urged colleagues not to waste time.
Mohammed Ibaku (PDP-Udege), Ibrahim Muluku (PDP-Nassarwa Eggon East), Francis Orugu (PDP-Keana), Ibrahim Bala (CPC-Keffi West) and Danladi Jatau (PDP-Kokona West) advised the nominees to be just and fair in their offices if they were confirmed as cabinet members.
The lawmakers also advised them (nominees) to shun sharp practices, including corruption, favouritism and to bring policies that would improve the standard of living of the people of the state.
NAN also reports that Husseini Abubakar, Innocent Lagi, Wada Mohammed, Emmanuel Brass-Yaji and Dr Emmanuel Akabe were confirmed as commissioners after their screening.
However, the Speaker of the House, Alhaji Musa Ahmed, said that Sani Yakubun-Hauwa, was screened and confirmed on two conditions that he provided affidavit to regularise his age and names as appeared in his certificate.
The Speaker congratulated the nominees on their successful screening and confirmation as commissioners.