The Bayelsa State House of Assembly on Tuesday screened and confirmed a list of 24 nominees as Commissioners-designate.
The Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Abraham Ngobere, had announced receipt of the list of 24 commissioner-nominees from Governor Douye Diri for screening and clearance.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that all the nominees were screened, save for former lawmakers, who were asked to take a bow and go.
During the exercise, which lasted for about four hours, the nominees were asked various questions that bothered on their professional competences, experiences and capacity to serve the state.
Those screened are: Dr. Promise Ekio, Chief David Alagoa, Preye Brodrick, Esau Andrew, Dr. Ibiere Jones, Chief Thompson Amule, Grace Ekiotene, Stanley Braboke, Moses Teibowei and Iselema Gbaranbiri.
Gthers are Dambo Birigha (SAN), Dr. Iti Orugbani, Otokito Federal, Faith Opuene, Obosi Churson, Seikumo Ekisah, Akpoebidei Alamieyeseigha, Rex George, Ebitein Tonyon, Dr. Igwele Newton and Ayebaina Duba.
In his remarks, Ngobere said the screening was in compliance with the relevant section of the law establishing the legislature as enshrined in the constitution.
He urged the commissioners-designate to use their good offices and the relationship with the Governor for the betterment of the state.
The Speaker also called on the commissioners-designate to strengthen the existing relationship between the executive and legislative arms of government.
Ngobere, who expressed the resolve of the lawmakers to cooperate with the executive, said they would continue to put in place necessary framework to engender good governance.
NAN recalls that Diri had on August 13 sent the names of 24 nominees to the House for screening and confirmation.