Rivers Assembly screens, confirms Wike’s former aides as Fubara’s commissioners
The Rivers State House of Assembly has screened and confirmed four former Commissioners in the immediate-past administration of Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, as new Commissioners under Governor Siminalaye Fubara.
They include former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Professor Zaccheaus Adangor, and former Commissioner for Works, Dr. Dakorinama George-Kelly.
Others are former Commissioner for Finance, Hon. Isaac Kamalu, and former Commissioner for Education, Professor Chinedu Mmon.
Fubara had immediately after his inauguration on Monday forwarded the four nominees to the House of Assembly for screening and confirmation.
Leader of the House, Martin Amaewhule, had during debate on the floor of the House on Tuesday, through a motion that was seconded by lawmaker representing Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Constituency 2, Hon. Christian Ahiakwo, prayed the House to allow three of the nominees leave the hallowed chambers based on the fact that as members of the immediate-past administration, they did well.
Amaewhule stated that members of the House were conversant with facts about the nominees and had no need to ask them questions.
Earlier, Kamalu was asked to take a bow as a former Chief Whip of the Rivers State House of Assembly.
The House presided by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Ikwuiyi Owaji Ibani, at the end of debate unanimously confirmed the nominees as Commissioners-designate