…. as Hon. Jecob Kudu of Nasarawa Eggon East elected Deputy Speaker

In a significant development in the political landscape of Nasarawa State, the immediate past Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, has been re-elected to serve as the Speaker of the 7th Assembly. The election took place amidst an atmosphere of enthusiasm and anticipation within the state capital.

The announcement was made following a plenary session held at the State House of Assembly where members convened to elect their new leaders for the 7th Assembly. Hon. Jecob Kudu, representing Nasarawa Eggon East, was elected as the Deputy Speaker, thereby strengthening the leadership team of the Assembly.

The re-election of Rt. Hon. Balarabe Abdullahi reflects the confidence and trust that his colleagues have placed in his leadership abilities. The seasoned politician, known for his astute decision-making and commitment to public service, has a track record of effectively steering the legislative affairs of the state. His reappointment signifies a continuation of his exemplary leadership and dedication to serving the people of Nasarawa.

The nomination for the position of Speaker was put forth by Hon. Muhammed Adamu Omadefu, representing Keana Constituency, who expressed utmost confidence in Balarabe Abdullahi’s ability to lead the Assembly with integrity and fairness. The nomination was seconded by Hon. Danladi Jatau of Kokona West, further solidifying the widespread support for the re-elected Speaker.

Following the nomination and seconding, the Acting Clerk of the House, Mr. Ibrahim Musa, administered the oath of office to Rt. Hon. Balarabe Abdullahi, marking the official commencement of his second term as Speaker. The ceremony was witnessed by esteemed members of the Assembly, party representatives, dignitaries, and members of the press.

In his acceptance speech, Speaker Balarabe Abdullahi expressed gratitude for the trust placed in him by his colleagues. He emphasized his commitment to promoting transparency, accountability, and good governance during his tenure. The Speaker acknowledged the challenges faced by the state and vowed to work tirelessly to address them through robust legislative activities and constructive dialogue with the executive arm of government.

As the 7th Assembly in Nasarawa State begins its mandate, the re-election of Rt. Hon. Balarabe Abdullahi as Speaker and the appointment of Hon. Jecob Kudu as Deputy Speaker are expected to set a strong foundation for legislative excellence, effective representation, and impactful governance in the state. The people of Nasarawa eagerly await the fruitful collaboration between the Assembly and other arms of government to achieve progress and development across all sectors.


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