The Edo State House of Assembly on Monday confirmed eleven commissioner-nominees sent to it by Governor Godwin Obaseki as commissioner -designates in the state.

The nominees were screened and cleared by the House Committee on Rules, Business and Government House led by the Majority leader, Henry Okhuarobo.

Obaseki had in a letter dated September 28 addressed to the speaker, Marcus Onobun, requested the house to screen and confirm the nominees as commissioners in the state.

Also, the house also cleared and confirmed the nomination of Justice Joe Acha as the Chief Judge of the state.

Justice Acha’s confirmation was sequel to a letter by Obaseki and signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie.

Those on the list include: Oluwole lyamu (SAN) (Oredo local government); Prof. Obehi Akoria, (Esan West); Dr Joan Oviawe, (Uhumwode); Ethan Uzamere, (Ovia South West) and Monday Osaigbovo, (Ovia North East),

Others are: Marie Edeko (Esan North East), Joseph Eboigbe (Esan Central), Moses Agbukor, (Etsako East), lsoken Omo (Ikpoba-Okha), Andrew Emwanta (Egor) and Mrs Otse Momoh-Omorogbe (Etsako West).

The Chairman of the committee, Henry Okhuarobo, presented the report of the committee on the screened nominees to the house for consideration.

According to the chairman, the nominees are competent, relatively young and physically fit for the state assignment.

The committee recommended that the nominees, having been found to be eligible, be confirmed as commissioners in the state.

The house unanimously in a voice vote confirmed the nominees as commissioners in Edo.

Governor Obaseki had been criticized for failing to constitute his cabinet more than a year after he was sworn in for a second term.