Abia State House of Assembly has cleared 16 out of the 19 commissioner nominees submitted by the state Governor, Dr. Alex Otti.
The Speaker, Hon. Emmanuel Emeruwa, had on Friday set up a committee chaired by Hon. Anthony Chinasa to screen the nominees and submit a report on Monday.
In his committee’s report, Anthony said they found that most of the nominees are persons of integrity who have previously served in various capacities and are willing to bring their wealth of experience to bear in the portfolios that will be assigned to them.
However, three persons, Mr. Mike Akpara, Engr. Ikechukwu Monday and Ngozi Blessin Felix, were absent during the screening.
Sixteen of the nominees were screened at Tuesday’s plenary and cleared for the governor to assign them portfolios and swear them into office.