The Kano State House of Assembly has screened and confirmed the appointment of 20 commissioners nominated by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje. The House presided over by the Speaker, Abdulazeez Garba-Gafasa, after the screening, which lasted for about three hours, later dissolved into committee of the whole.
Shortly after the committee meeting, the legislators deliberated on the screening which resulted to the confirmation of the commissioners. Some of the nominees who were sometimes legislators and others who served as commissioners in the last dispensation were given only few minutes to explain their previous achievements.
Recall that on Monday, the speaker announced the receipt of the nominees from the governor out of which eight out of the 20 were his immediate past commissioners. Among the nominees that served in the last administration were the former Commissioner for Information, Muhammed Garba, and that of Local Government Affairs, Murtala Sule-Garo.
Others include Ibrahim Mukhtar, Musa Iliyasu-Kwankwaso, Kabiru Ibrahim-Getso, Shehu Na’Allah-Kura, Mukhtar Ishak-Yakasai and Muhammed Tahir-Adam.
The new commissioners were Ma’azu Magaji, Nura Muhammad-Dankade, Zahra’u Umar-Muhammad, Aminu Ibrahim-Tsanyawa, Sadiq Aminu-Wali, Muhammad Baffa-Takai and Kabiru Ado-Lakwaya.
The remaining were Mariya Mahmoud-Bunkure, Ibrahim Ahmad-Karaye, Mahmoud Muhammad-Dansantsi, Muhammad Sanusi-Sa’id and Lawan Abdullahi-Musa.
1 Deputy Governor Dr Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna
Commissioner of Agriculture
2- Hon Murtala Sule Garo
Commissioner of Local Government
3- Engr. Muazu Magaji
Commissioner of Works
4- Barrister Ibrahim Muktar
Commissioner of justice
5- Hon Musa Iliyasu Kwankwaso
Commissioner of Rural Development
6- Dr. Kabiru Ibrahim Getso
Commissioner of Environment
7- Comrade Mohammed Garba
Commissioner of Information
8- Hon Nura Mohammed Dakadai
Commissioner of Budget and Planning
9- Hon Shehu Na’Allah kura
Commissioner of finance and economic development
10- Dr. Mohammed Tahir
Commissioner of Religious Affairs
11- Dr. Zahara’u Umar
Commissioner of Women Affairs
12- Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa
Commissioner of Health
13- Hon Sadiq Aminu Wali
Commissioner of Water Resources
14- Hon Mohammed Bappa Takai
Commissioner of Science and Technology
15- Hon Kabiru Ado Lakwaya
Commissioner of Youth and sports
16- Dr. Mariya Mahmoud Bunkure
Commissioner of Higher Education
17- Hon Ibrahim Ahmed Karaye
Commissioner of Tourism and Culture
18- Hon Muktar Ishaq Yakasai
Commissioner of Special Duties
19 Hon Mahmoud Muhammad
Commissioner of Commerce and Industry
20 Hon Muhammad Sunusi Saidu
Commissioner of Education
21- Barrister Lawan Abdullahi Musa
Commissioner of Housing and Transport.