The Jigawa State House of Assembly has approved fifty more special advisers for Governor Umar Namadi.
Speaker of the House Haruna Aliyu Dangyatin stated this on Wednesday after reading the governor’s request to appoint additional 50 special advisers.
Inside Arewa reported that the House had earlier approved the governor’s request to appoint twenty five advisers.
The Governor letter, before the floor of the house, read, ” In line with the provisions of Sections 96 (1) and (2) of Part II of the Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), I write to request for the consideration and approval of the State Legislature for the appointment of 50 Special Advisers of the Jigawa State Government.”
“While Section 91 (1) empowers him to appoint any person as a special adviser to assist him in the performance of his functions, Section 96 (2) said the number of such advisers must be prescribed via a resolution of the House of the Assembly of the state”.
“The request is in line with THE administration’s commitment to implement multi-faceted socio-economic development projects as contained in the 12-point agenda: “Development for Greater Jigawa.”
Dangyatin said the approval will assist in ensuring smooth running of the administration.