Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, on Thursday, sent 21 names to the Borno State House of Assembly for approval as commissioners.
The governor also submitted the names of 27 persons to the House of Assembly for consideration as chairmen of the local government councils of the state.
Also sent for the consideration of the Assembly were the names of chairmen of some state boards.
The governor, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Communications and Strategy, Isa Gusau, said the names of the 21 nominees on the commissioners’ list sent included Usman Zannah, Fanta Shehu, brahim Babale, Yerima Kareto, Mohammed Kauji and Sugun Mele, among others.
Apart from the 27 names sent to the Assembly for confirmation as LG chairmen, the governor also sent the names of councillor-nominees for the various wards in the state.
The list of the names for board chairmen included Dr. Shettima Kullima for Borno State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Suleiman Bello for Borno State Teaching Service Board and Mr. Satomi Ahmed for the Borno State Emergency Management Agency.
The governor also sent in the name of Malah Mustafa Kukawa as Commissioner to the Assembly. Kukawa will serve as a member of the Borno State Local Government Service Commission.
The statement added that the governor has pruned the number of ministries in the state from 24 to 21.
“All the appointments were made to ensure a good balance of the various components that make up Borno State. Those appointed were carefully selected based on their individual merits.
“The governor anticipates the cooperation of the Borno State House of Assembly which has extended very cordial working relationship with the executive arm of government. The governor assures the good citizens of Borno State of his administration’s overriding commitment to deliver on his campaign pledges,” the statement said.