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Kogi lawmakers turn down confirmation of Bello’s commissioner nominee – VELOXNEWS


The Kogi House of Assembly on Wednesday turned down the confirmation of Gov. Yahaya Bello’s commissioner nominee, Kingsley Fanwo.

The lawmakers, who refused to confirm Fanwo during plenary, gave lack of concurrence as reason for their inability to confirm him.

Fanwo had in April 2022 resigned his appointment as the state Commissioner for information to contest the All Progressive Congress, (APC) primary election for Yagba Federal Constituency.

He lost the ticket to Folorunsho Olafemi, son of a former Acting Governor of Kogi, Chief Clarence Olafemi.

The Speaker of the house, Dr Matthew Kolawale, said:” as a result of lack of concurrence we are stepping down Fanwo’s confirmation to another legislative session.”

The lawmakers however confirmed  two other nominees, whom they asked to take a bow with clear approval of the entire house.

The two nominees the house confirmed are  Dr Zakari Usman and Alhaji  Mohamed Abdulmutalab from Dakena and Okene respectively.

The house also confirmed the appointment of Alhaji Chogudo Sule-Ahmed as substantive Clerk of the house.

Ahmed was appointed by Bello in January after the immediate past Clerk, Ibrahim Amoka retired from service. (NAN)

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