Gombe Assembly suspends screening of commissioner-nominees over NLC strike

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Gombe State House of Assembly on Tuesday, postponed screening of Commissioner-nominees, sent by Governor Muhammadu Yahaya.

The PUNCH reports that the screening exercise was initially slated for Tuesday and Wednesday, without putting into consideration the strike declared by the Nigeria Labour Congress.

Recall that the list was sent to the house on July 28 by the Government, Professor Ibrahim Njodi, for approval.

According to a press statement signed by Speaker Abubakar Luggerewo, the 17 Commissioner-nominees, comprising two females and 15 males, would be screened between September 7 and 8, adding that it was because of the strike.

Yahaya had returned six of his first-term commissioners and 11 fresh others to the yet-to-be-screened list.

He said, “Following the strike action embarked upon by the joint trade unions, Gombe State House of Assembly suspended the screening exercise of the Commissioner nominees till Thursday 7 and Friday 8 September, 2023.”