Kogi Assembly Confirms Fanwo As Infor Commissioner



Kogi State House of Assembly has re-screened, cleared and confirmed Evangelist Kingsley Fanwo as a commissioner nominees presented to the House by the state governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello.

His re-screening which took place on Wednesday followed the last week deferment by the Speaker of the House, Prince Matthew Kolawole.

He was initially screened as commissioner nominee on January 30, 2020 before he resigned in April, 2022 to contest for the House of Representatives, Yagba Federal constituency , but lost with a margin of two votes to Folusho Olafemi.

The governor subsequently after the primary forwarded his name along two others to the House as commissioner nominee.

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The Speaker, Matthew Kolawole who corrected the notion that Fanwo’s nomination was rejected by the House last week, said he was only refered to today’s legislative sitting.

He equally asked the members to allow the nominee take a bow and go; haven justified his position as a commissioner for Information before his resignation which was seconded by the House members.

A team of Executive arms comprising of the SSG, Mrs. Folashade Arike; Commissioners for Finance and Education, Mr. Asiru Idris and Wemi Jones; Kogi ALGON chairman, Isa Taofiq and other appointees were at the assembly in solidarity of the screening.

Meanwhile, the commissioner nominee, Kingsley Fanwo after the screening said: his renomination by the governor as Commissioner reaffirmed the confidence, said the development will enable him strengthen the agencies to perform their activities.

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He also promised that the digital Radio transmitter purchased by the state will soon be installed at the State Broadcasting station.


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