The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Dr. Joseph Albasu Kunini.
The Taraba State House of Assembly on Monday passed a Vote of Confidence on Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku, for the good work his administration is doing in the State.
The House at the resumption of plenary considered a motion brought before the House under matter of urgent public importance by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Dr. Joseph Albasu Kunini and 11 others.
In a motion moved by the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Hamman’ Adama Abdullahi and supported by other members of the House present at the plenary, the House unanimously passed a Vote of Confidence on the Governor and his Deputy Engr. Haruna Manu for the services they have been rendering to the people of the State.
The resolution of the House reads;
“This Honourable House hereby debunks any alleged claim of non performance due to the absence of the Governor from Jalingo the State capital as the record of performance are there for all to see.”
“That this Honourable House will refuse to be used by any unpatriotic person or group of persons who for selfish reasons are making unwarranted remarks and insinuations about the health status of our amiable leader and Governor of Taraba State, His Excellency, Arch. Darius Dickson Ishaku and his administration.
“The Governor and his Deputy have performed beyond and above average within the present circumstances and that as representatives of the people, the House deemed it fit to pass a Vote of Confidence on the Governor and his administration till 2023.”
This is even as the members lauded the Governor for his numerous achievements including the recent employment of 300 vibrant youths into the state’s civil service, ongoing massive roads construction in the State, reduction in cases of violence, kidnapping and armed robbery among others.
Taraba State House of Assembly on Monday elected Hon. Joseph Kunini as the new Speaker, following the resignation of the former Speaker, Hon. Abel Diah on Sunday evening.
The House also elected Hon. Haman Adama as the new Deputy Speaker, while Hon. Douglas Ndatse got the position of the Majority Leader.
At the plenary of the House on Monday, the House also received Executive Communication from Governor, Darius Ishaku containing names of commissioner nominees for screening by the House.
Reading the communication, the new Speaker, fixed Tuesday December 3rd for commencement of screening of the 21 Commissioner nominees.
Speaker of the state’s House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Abel Peter Diah (DCN)
The announcement which was made by the Speaker of the state’s House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Abel Peter Diah (DCN) revealed that Hon. Charles Maijankai, member representing Karim 1 was unanimously nominated by the PDP caucus to serve as the Majority Leader while Hon. Captain Douglas N. Yayaha, member representing Donga is to serve as the Deputy Majority Leader Donga of the 9th Assembly respectively.
The positions of both the Chief Whip and Deputy Chief Whip of the 9th Assembly went to Hon. Josiah John, member representing Wukari 2 and Hon. Hamman Adamu B. Abdullahi, member representing Bali 2 respectively who both came to the House on the platform of PDP.
Hon. Bashir Mohammed, member representing Nguroje on the platform of APC is to serve as the Minority Leader of the 9th Assembly.
Mr. Mellah Orngu – The substantive Clerk of the House
The Taraba State House of Assembly has sworn Mr. Mellah Orngu as the substantive Clerk of the House, after the retirement of the the former Clerk, Mr. Ukwen Tentason who retired in December last year.
Speaker of the House, Hon. Abel Diah read the letter from the House of Assembly Service Commission requesting the confirmation of Mr. Mellah Orngu as the substantive Clerk of the House during Monday plenary.
Diah after reading the citation of the Clerk put the question for his confirmation through a voice vote which unanimously got the endorsement of the house.
While congratulating the new Clerk on his confirmation as substantive Clerk after acting in the capacity for four months, the Speaker urged the Clerk to improve on the successes recorded by his predecessor.
Abel used the forum to call on the people of the state to be their brother’s keepers and work towards peaceful coexistence for the growth and development of the State.
The newly sworn in Clerk has been in the Taraba State House of Assembly as Deputy Clerk since the year 2000, a position he held until December last year when he was appointed Acting Clerk.