The Sokoto State House of Assembly confirmed the appointment of Alhaji Manir Dan-Iya as the new Deputy Governor of the state.
This followed the adoption of a motion by the Deputy Majority Leader, Alhaji Ibrahim Sarki (PDP-Sokoto North II) at plenary.
It was earlier reported that Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu resigned as the Deputy Governor on November 13 after securing the All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship ticket for the 2019 poll in the state.
Sarki, while speaking on the motion urged his colleagues to confirm the appointment of Dan-Iya due to his qualities.
“In view of the provisions of section 191 subsections (3)(c) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended.
“Gov. Aminu Tambuwal submitted the name of Alhaji Manir Dan-Iya for confirmation as deputy governor of the state.
“The person so recommended for appointment is an astute politician with impressive grassroots appeal, he will bring his experience to bear in the governance and overall development of the state,” he said.
The motion was unanimously adopted when put to a voice vote by the Speaker, Alhaji Salihu Maidaji who presided over the plenary.