BAYELSA, Nigeria – Members of the State House of Assembly have screened and cleared a list of 24 Commissioner-nominees sent to it by the State Governor, Senator Douye Diri.
OgeneAfrican reported that the State Governor, Senator Duoye Diri had on Thursday 13th of August, 2020 forwarded the names of 24 nominees to the House for screening and confirmation.
The Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Abraham Ingobere, kicked off the screening exercise with an announcement that the Assembly had received a letter from the State Governor, requesting the House to screen the 24 Commissioner-nominees.
During the screening, priority was given to all former lawmakers who were nominated as commissioners, they were asked to take a bow and go.
At the exercise, which lasted about four hours, all the nominees were asked various questions concerning their professional competence, experience, and capacity to serve the state.
Those screened were: Dr Promise Ekio, Chief David Alagoa, Miss Preye Brodrick, Mr Esau Andrew, Dr Ibiere Jones, Chief Thompson Amule, Miss Grace Ekiotene, Mr Stanley Braboke, Surv. Moses Teibowei and Mr Iselema Gbaranbiri.
Others are, Mr Dambo Birigha (SAN), Dr Iti Orugbani, Mr Otokito Federal, Miss Faith Opuene, Mr Obosi Churson, Mr Seikumo Ekisah Engr. Akpoebidei Alamieyesigha, Mr Rex George, Mr Ebitein Tonyon, Dr Igwele Newton, and Mr Ayebaina Duba.
In his remarks, Ingobere, said that the purpose of the screening was to legitimise the commissioner-nominees appointments as enshrined in the constitution.
He urged them to use their good offices and the relationship they have with the Governor, for the betterment of the state.
The Speaker called on the nominees to strengthen the existing relationship between the executive and legislative arms of government if eventually confirmed.