A 31-year-old man Bashir Gorau has been confirmed by Sokoto State House of Assembly as commissioner-nominee.
Mr Gorau, who was the special adviser on student matters to Governor Aminu Tambuwal, would be the youngest commissioner in the state.
He is a former national vice president as well as former senate president of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS).
The confirmation on Tuesday followed a motion moved by Bello Ambarura (APC-Illela) to screen the nominee at the assembly’s committee of the whole house.
Ambarura said that Tambuwal in a letter presented to the assembly indicated that there was vacancy in the executive council.
“The appointment is as enshrined in the Public Service Rules and Regulations and other processes as required by law pertaining to such appointments,” he said.
The lawmakers unanimously accepted the appointment after screening the nominee, as the Deputy Speaker Abubakar Magaji who presided over the sitting put the motion to a voice vote.
The new commissioner will replace Bello Goronyo the former commissioner for solid minerals who was elected state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Gorau, in his response, promised to continue to support the governor toward youth empowerment and development.
“Our aim and struggle as youth leaders is to ensure a future generation we deserve in our state and the country,” he said.