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Kogi Assembly rejects commissioner-nominee

By Ibrahim Obansa, Lokoja
21 July 2022   |   3:25 am
Kogi State House of Assembly has turned down the confirmation of Kingsley Fanwo as commissioner in the state.

Fanwo

Kogi State House of Assembly has turned down the confirmation of Kingsley Fanwo as commissioner in the state.

The Guardian gathered that during the house sitting on Tuesday, the lawmakers refused to confirm the former Commissioner for Information, citing disagreement by members.

The Speaker, Matthew Kolawole, ruled that in view of lack of concurrence by members, the commissioner-designate would have to re-appear.

Fanwo had, in April 2022, resigned his appointment as Commissioner for Information to contest the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election for Yagba Federal Constituency seat in the House of Representatives. He lost the ticket to Folorunsho Olafemi, son to the former acting governor, Chief Clarence Olafemi.

However, the House confirmed the appointment of Dr. Zakari Usman as commissioner.

Usman, who hails from Dekina Local Council, was told to take a bow and go. She is the Chief Medical Director, Kogi State Hospital Management Board.

Meanwhile, the House confirmed the appointment of Alhaji Chogudo Ahmed as substantive Clerk of the House.

Governor Yahaya Bello appointed Ahmed in January 2022 after the Ibrahim Amoka retired as Clerk.