Kogi Assembly confirms Fanwo as Commissioner

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BY MAYOWA SAMUEL

Uba Group

Kogi State House of Assembly on Wednesday rescreened, cleared and confirmed Kingsley Fanwo as a commissioner-nominee presented to the House by Governor Yahaya Bello.

His rescreening was sequel to last week’s deferment by the Speaker of the House, Matthew Kolawole.

He was initially screened as commissioner nominee on January 30, 2020, before he resigned in April to contest for the House of Representatives, Yagba Federal Constituency, losing with a margin of two votes to Folusho Olafemi.

The governor subsequently after the primary forwarded his name along with two others to the House as commissioner nominees.

The Speaker, Matthew Kolawole who corrected the notion that Fanwo’s nomination was rejected by the House last week, said he was only referred to Wednesday’s legislative sitting.

He equally asked the members to allow the nominee to take a bow and go; having justified his position as a Commissioner for Information before his resignation which was seconded by the House members.

A team of the executive arm of government comprising of the SSG, Mrs. Folashade Arike; Commissioners for Finance and Education, Asiru Idris and Wemi Jones; Kofi ALGON chairman, Isa Taofiq and other appointees were at hands to give Fanwo solidarity.

After the screening, Fanwo said his renomination by the governor as a commissioner reaffirmed his confidence in him, adding that the development will enable him strengthen the agencies to perform their activities.

He also promised that the digital radio transmitter purchased by the state will soon be installed at the State Broadcasting station.