The Bauchi State House of Assembly has confirmed 16 out of the 20 council caretaker committee nominees sent by the state governor, Sen. Bala Mohammed.
Speaking during the confirmation at plenary on Thursday, the Speaker of the Assembly, Abubakar Sulaiman, said that the lawmakers had made good submissions during the screening.
He said out of the 20 nominees sent by Mohammmed to the state assembly, only 16 appeared before it and the remaining four nominees were indisposed.
The speaker said after the committee meeting, the 16 caretaker committee nominees were unanimously confirmed by the House.
According to him, the caretaker chairmen committee of the 16 local government areas were screened alongside with their deputies during the plenary.
He noted that the screening was done in accordance with the State Local Government Administration Amendments which empowered the Assembly to confirm the governor’s nominees.
The local government area caretaker committee screened and confirmed include Alkaleri, Bogoro,Dambam, Darazo, Dass, Gamawa Ganjuwa and Giade.
Others are Itas/Gadau, Jammare, Katagum, Misau, Ningi , Tafawa Balewa, Toro and Warji.
The local government areas not available for screening – Shira, Bauchi, Kirfi and Zaki will be screened Aug. 2.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the state governor had sent the names of caretaker nominees to the House of Assembly for screening on July 19.