Tuesday, December 23, 2014 7:35 pm
The House of Assembly in the Nigeria’s north eastern state of Adamawa on Tuesday, approved 19 of the 21 commissioner nominees sent to it by Governor Bala Ngilari.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ngilari had been operating without commissioners since October when he assumed office as substantive governor of the state.
Last week, the governor sent a list of 21 commissioner nominees to the House for approval last week.
Ngilari picked one nominee each from the 21 local government areas of the state.
The House at its plenary on Tuesday, shortly after concluding the screening of the nominees which started on Monday, approved 19 and rejected two.
Those rejected were Alhaji Ahmed Alhassan, a former commissioner who hailed from Maiha Local Government Area and Mr Timothy Audu, a retired civil servant from Mubi North.
The Speaker, Ahmadu Fintiri, presided over the deliberations.
No reason was given for rejecting the two nominees.
NAN reports that the house at the plenary also conducted the second reading of the state N100 billion Appropriation bill for 2015.