His name was forwarded to the House of Assembly by the state Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
The letter was read on the floor of the House by the speaker Abdullahi Yusuf Ata.
Following the motion moved by the Deputy Speaker of the House, Alhaji Hamisu Chidari urging the lawmakers to consider the nominee given his numerous contributions to the development of the state as the APC chairman, they unanimously approved his appointment.
He was the Commissioner for Environment during the administration of Engineer Rabi'u Musa Kwankwaso.
Abbas promised to work together with every member of the state executive council to ensure the development of the state.
"Any ministry l am taken to, l will put all my efforts to ensure that the party remain united for the betterment of the state and also use my experience in all aspects," he said.