The Bauchi State House of Assembly on Friday screened and confirmed, Audu Katagum, as Deputy Governor of the state after brief screening preocess.
The confirmation was made during a plenary presided over by the Speaker, Kawuwa Damina.
During the screening, the deputy governor-nominee spent less than five minutes with the lawmakers.
The member representing Bura constituency, Abdullahi Abdulkadir, moved a motion that the nominee be cleared because he had served the state as a Chief of Staff to the incumbent governor, Mohammed Abubakar.
The motion was seconded by Ibrahim Katagum, representing Katagum constituency.
The House subsequently confirmed the nominee as deputy governor of Bauchi State.
The News Agency of Nigeria of reports that the former deputy governor, Nuhu Gidado, resigned on May 24.
The governor had in June nominated Mr Katagum for confirmation as deputy governor to the House of Assembly.