el-Rufai backs Assembly’s rejection of his commissioner-nominee  

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Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai said the rejection of Alhaji Aliyu Jaafar who nominated for commissioner was in consonance with the principle of separation of power.

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The Assembly presided over by Speaker Aminu Shagali on Thursday refused to confirm Jafar, who was nominated by el-Rufai to serve as the Commissioner for Agriculture on the grounds that he hurled verbal abuse on the governor on Facebook multiple times.

The position of the assembly was on Friday hailed by el-Rufai while swearing-in the rest of the nominees.

He said, “We thank the Kaduna State House of Assembly for prompt confirmation and scrutinisation of our Commissioners. We note that the House was unable to confirm one of our nominees and we will shortly be proposing a replacement.

“I think they did the right thing, because it is their job to check whatever we are doing. No one is perfect, we can never always get it right. That is why our partnership with the state house of assembly is a healthy one. And we support every decision they take.”

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