Niger State lawmakers have called on the State Governor, Rt. Hon. Umar Bago to adjust the list of commissioner nominees he forwarded to the State House of Assembly for the sake of equity and fairness before the screening and confirmation day.
The lawmakers while calling for an adjustment before the screening said “only three Christians out of the thirty names is not fair enough”.
It should be recalled that the Speaker of the Niger Assembly, Abdulmalik Sarkindaji had summoned the State lawmakers to an emergency meeting. It was reliably gathered that the lawmakers have suspended the screening of the Commissioner nominees until there is an adjustment to scale it up to at least twenty five percent of Christians.
One of the lawmakers representing Lavun Constituency, Rt. Hon. Yusuf Baba Dabban while speaking at the Annual State Convention of the Women Wing of Christian Association of Nigeria (WOWICAN), Niger state chapter in Kutigi, Lavun local government area, said “Christians and Muslims in the state are one. We (lawmakers) have asked that the list be adjusted.”