Adamawa Acting Governor swears in 9 commissioners

Ahmad Fintiri, Adamawa acting governor

The new commissioners include old ones from past administrations.

The Acting Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintiri, has sworn-in nine commissioners to assist him in steering the affairs of the state.

The swearing-in was done few hours after their screening and confirmation by the state House of Assembly, who received the list from the acting governor on Thursday.

Speaking at the swearing-in ceremony at Government House Yola, Mr. Fintiri said the commissioners were picked based on merit and much was expected from them in moving the state forward.

He cautioned them against corrupt practices in the discharge of their duties. He said that the interim administration was committed to handing over a better Adamawa to the next government and would not condone any act of indiscipline.

Responding on behalf of the commissioners, John Elias, a former commissioner under ex-governor, Boni Haruna, thanked the acting governor for considering them worthy of the appointment and assured that they would not disappoint the people of Adamawa.

Mr. Elias was accused of corruption while a commissioner in Mr. Haruna’s administration.

Other newly-appointed commissioners include, Felix Tangwami, a former commissioner under Murtala Nyako’s administration, from Demsa Local Government; Saidu Mustafa from Song, Rogers Nathan from Hong; Jummai Wulasha from Guyuk; and Ahmad Alhassan from Maiha.

Others are Bashir Ahmad from Mayo-Belwa, Justina Obadiah from Lamurde and Nuhu Bobbo from Fufore.

Apart from the commissioners, the acting governor, who would be in office for less than three months, has also anointed 50 special advisers.

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