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9th Kwara House of Assembly inaugurated, as Danladi emerges Speaker




Ilorin, June 11, 2019 The newly elected 24 members of Kwara House of Assembly on Tuesday held

inaugural sitting with a new member, Salihu Yakubu-Danladi emerging as Speaker.

The 34-year-old new Speaker of the ninth Assembly represents Ilesha-Gwanara in Baruten Local Government Area of the state.

News Agency of Nigeria reports that the inaugural session of the new lawmakers was attended by hundreds of relations,

friends and well-wishers.

Yakubu-Danladi emerged as Speaker through consensus.

His nomination was moved by the member representing Ojomu-Balogun constituency, Prince Saheed Popoola and seconded by

The new Speaker in his inaugural speech said the new lawmakers would justify the confidence reposed in them by the electorate

and have a robust cooperation with the Executive.

He said the legislature would work toward bringing government closer to the citizenry, ensure delivery of dividends of democracy and

initiate people-oriented projects.

According to him, participatory budgeting should be adopted by state and federal governments to encourage active governance.

The post of Deputy Speaker went to Rapheal Adetiba from Oke-Ero constituency.

The Clerk of the House, Hajiya Halima Kperogi, who conducted the nomination exercise administered Oath of Office on all the

principal officers of the House.