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Lawan emerges Borno House of Assembly speaker


Lawan emerges Borno House of Assembly speaker

By Njadvara MUSA, Maiduguri

The Borno state House of Assembly has unanimously elected Abdulkarim Lawan, as the Speaker of the 10th Assembly. 

Lawan was the Speaker of the 9th Assembly and had been the Speaker since the 6th Assembly. 

Announcing Lawan’s emergence, yesterday (Wednesday), in Maiduguri, the Assembly’s Clerk, Jidayi Mamza, disclosed: “The House has received a proclamation from Governor Babagana Zulum to hold its first session on June 13, 2023.”

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He added that the proclamation was based on powers conferred on the Governor in section 105 sub section 3 of the 1999 Constitution.

A member-elect representing Marte, Gambomi Marte moved for the nomination of Abdulkarim Lawan and seconded by member-elect representing Jere, Abba Kyari Kolo.

The House, therefore, unanimously elected the immediate past Deputy Speaker, Abdullahi Musa representing Askira/Uba State constituency, as the Deputy Speaker. 

Both members accepted the nomination and expressed readiness to serve. 

In his acceptance speech, after taking the oath of office and that of allegiance, Hon. Abdulkarim Lawan who has been the Speaker for twelve years, commended the 28-member Assembly for re-electing him.

“This Assembly is united in protecting and sustenance of democracy and good governance,” he said, pledging that he will operate an open door policy for the Assembly move to higher level.

He, therefore, urged the newly inaugurated members to tighten their belts and work closely with the executive arm to transform the state.

According to him, the transformation are in the in the education, food security, security, housing and infrastructural facility sectors.

Other principal officers of the Assembly included the House Leader, Dige Mohammed, from Kala/Balge State constituency, Chief Whip, Baba Ali Modu, from Mafa, Deputy Leader, Malami Wakil Korede from Damboa and Audu Mustapha from Magumeri State constituency.

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