At last, Kogi Assembly confirms Fanwo as commissioner
Kogi State House of Assembly has, at last, screened, cleared and confirmed Kingsley Fanwo as a commissioner. Fanwo’s screening, yesterday, was sequel to last week’s deferment by the Speaker of the House, Matthew Kolawole.
Initially screened as commissioner-nominee on January 30, 2020, Fanwo resigned in April 2022 to contest the Yagba Federal Constituency seat in the House of Representatives, but lost to Folusho Olafemi with two votes margin.
Governor Yahaya Bello, after the primary, forwarded his name and two others to the House as commissioner-nominees. Kolawole, who corrected the notion that the House rejected Fanwo’s nomination last week, said his was only deferred.
He equally asked the members to allow the nominee take a bow and go, having justified his position as a Commissioner for Information before his resignation. Other House members concurred.
Meanwhile, Fanwo, after the screening, said his re-nomination by the governor as commissioner reaffirmed the confidence of the governor in him, adding that the development would enable him strengthen the agencies to perform their activities.
He also promised that the digital radio transmitter purchased by the state would soon be installed at the state’s broadcasting station.