28th May, 2010
The Kaduna State House of Assembly on Thursday confirmed the Commissioner for Finance, Alhaji Muktar Yero as the new Deputy Governor.
Yeroâ€™s endorsement followed his nomination by Gov. Patrick Yakowa following a letter dated May 21 which was addressed to the Speaker of the House, Ahmed Jumare.
The letter was read on the floor of the House by the Majority Leader, Alhaji Bashir Aliyu.
Mr. Jonathan Kish (AC-Kaura) and Malam Mustapha Bawa (ANPP-Zaria City) supported the nomination and cited relevant sections of the Constitution qualifying Yero for the position.
After several contributions by members in favour of the nominee, Kish later moved a motion confirming the nominee and this was seconded by Mr. David Umar (PDP-Kachia).
The motion received a unanimous endorsement by the legislators as Jumare put it to voice vote.
The House Committee Chairman on Information, Alhaji Suleiman Ibrahim, later told the News Agency ofÂ Nigeria (NAN) that the legislature followed due process in approving the appointment of Yero.
Ibrahim (PDP-Sanga) said there was no need for screening as the nominee had undergone a similar process before his appointment as commissioner.
NAN reports that the 42-year old deputy governor was born on May 1, 1968, in Zaria city, and had his early education at the LEA Primary School, Anguwan Kaura, from 1974 to 1980.
He attended GSS Ikara and GDSS Zaria between 1980 and 1986, after which he obtained his diploma certificate in banking, BSc Accounting and MBA from ABU Zaria from 1988 to 2003.
Yero did his National Youth Service at the Ogun State Bulk Purchasing Corporation in Abeokuta between 1991 and 1992.
He later worked with ABU Zaria as an accounts officer.
Yero joined the defunct Nigeria Universal Bank in 1993 and left to work at NALADO Nigeria Ltd. as the Chief Accountant and later Director ofÂ Finance and Administration from 1997 to 2007.
It was from this position that he was appointed the stateâ€™s finance commissioner by the then governor, Alhaji Namadi Sambo. The new deputy governor is married with six children.