Niger: Ex-AGF Wuse emerges Assembly speaker

A first timer and former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Honorable Abdullahi Bawa Wuse has emerged as the Speaker of the Niger state House of Assembly.

Wuse who was also a former local government chairman, represents Tafa constituency.


He emerged through a unanimous consent after his nomination by the immediate speaker, Ahmed Mohammed Marafa having been a sole candidate for the position.

The Assembly suspended its standing order to pave way for a first timer to emerge speaker.

The member representing Bida 1 Constituency, Honorable Bako Kasim Alfa was nominated and uniamously elected as the Deputy Speaker.

Speaking after his formal inauguration, the new speaker thanked his colleagues for deeming him worthy to lead them, while promising to justify the confidence reimposed in him.

He also commended the All Progressives Congress (APC) leadership in the state for ensuring stability in the state Assembly and guiding the party to victory in the last general elections.

He promised that the 9th Assembly will cooperate with the executive in taking the state high in the development index adding that there will not be acrimony and unwarranted rancour between the three arms of government.

He also promised to ensure the enactment of laws that would have direct bearing on the lives of the people, while equally pledging to accelerate the passage of executive and private member bills.

“The task before us is enormous but we will strive to meet up with every challenge and draw the courage to lift the state to a new dawn,” he noted.



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