Members of the 7th Nasarawa State House of Assembly have elected Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi ( APC- Umaisha/ Ugya)as the Speaker of the 7th Assembly.

They have also elected Hon Abel Yakubu Bala ( PDP- Nassarawa Eggon West) as the Deputy Speaker of the 7th Assembly.

Hon Ibrahim Musa, the Acting Clerk of the House announced this during the inauguration of the members of the 7th Assembly today in Lafia.

The Clerk of the House said that the inauguration was in line with Gov. Abdullahi Sule’s proclamation as well in line with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Hon Mohammed Adamu Oyanki ( PDP- Doma North) nominated Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi for the position of the Speaker which was seconded by Hon Larry Ven Bawa ( APC- Akwanga North).

Hon Ibrahim Peter Akwe ( PDP- Obi 1) nominated Hon Abel Yakubu Bala for the position of Deputy Speaker which was seconded by Hon Suleiman Yakubu Azara ( APC- Awe South).

The Clerk thereafter, inaugurated the Speaker and Deputy Speaker whilee the Speaker of the House inaugurated other members.

In his acceptance speech, Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, the Speaker of the 7th Assembly pledged to provide all inclusive leadership in the interest of peace and development.

” I want to congratulate Hon members on your inauguration and for elected me to serve as Speaker of the seventh assembly

” I have presided over the affairs of this Assembly in the last eight years with all sense of fairness and fear of God.

” I want to assure you that I will continue in that spirit.

” I will also continue to operate an open door policy as I have done in the last eight years,” he said.

Balarabe assured the staff of the assembly of his continued readiness to improve on their welfare.

The Speaker assured Gov. Abdullahi Sule of the House continued partnership and collaboration for the overall development of the state.

” We must join hands with other arms of government to achieve speedy development across the state,” he said.

The Speaker further appreciated Gov. Sule for renovating the House for effective service delivery.

It was reported that all the 24 members were in attendance.


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