From Yakubu Mustapha, Minna
The Governor of Niger State, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has submitted the names of 17 commissioner nominees to the State House of Assembly for screening and confirmation with 8 of them as returnees
It was gathered that the list came more than four months after the governor was sworn into office for a second term.
In a letter read on the floor of the House by the Speaker, Hon. Abdullahi Bawa Wuse, the governor said the submission of the list was in line with section 192 subsections 1 of the 1999 constitution as amended.
The nominees include; Nasara Dan Mallam, Zakari Abubakar, Haliru Jikantoro, Ramatu Yardua, Ibrahim Panti, Sunday Kolo, Haruna Dukku and Mamman Musa as returnees.
Others are; Mustapha Jibrin, Yusuf Suleiman, Emmanuel Umar, Mohammed Idris, Tanko Zakari, Sunday Kolo, Haruna Dukku, Mamman Musa and Maku Sidiib Adul Malik Sarkin Daci, Mukhtar Nasaleh,, Ibrahim Panti, Hannatu Saleh.
The list indicated that 8 out of the 17 nominees are returnees having served in the first tenure of the present administration.
The House thereafter resolved to consider the list at its next executive session before fixing a date for the screening of the nominees.
Also in a separate letter to the State Assembly the governor solicited for the approval for the appointment of eighteen (18) Special Advisers