Bauchi: Governor Mohammed withdraws name of commissioner-nominee

Barely 24 hours that his name was read on the floor of the Bauchi State House of Assembly as a commissioner-nominee, the state governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, on Wednesday withdrew the name of Pharmacist Sama’ila Adamu Burga.

It was gathered that the governor visited the assembly to request the withdrawal of the name of the nominee, who represents Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area on the list of commissioner-nominees he had earlier sent to the legislative arm of government for confirmation.

No reason was, however, given by the governor for the withdrawal.

Burga is one of the 13 nominees who previously served as commissioners in the Governor Mohammed administration re-nominated by the governor.

He was the immediate past Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development before the 9th June, 2021 dissolution of the State Executive Council (SEC) by the governor, which Mohammed said was meant to allow others to serve and move the state forward.

BBNAIJA ONLINE” reports that the Speaker, Bauchi State House of Assembly, Abubakar Y Suleiman, had on Tuesday at plenary read a letter sent to the Assembly by Governor Mohammed seeking the confirmation of 17 nominees as commissioners.

Out of the 17 nominees, 13, including Burga, were members of the dissolved cabinet, while four persons, including Aminu Hammayo, who served as SSG under the administration of former governor Isa Yuguda, Dayyabu Chiroma; Abubakar Abdulhamid Bununu and Umar Babayo Kesa, are new faces.