The Niger House of Assembly elected Alhaji Abdullahi Wuse (APC), a member representing the Tafa constituency, as a speaker of the ninth Assembly in the state on Tuesday.
Wuse was declared speaker after his appointment by a member representing Chachanga, Ahmed Marafa (APC), the immediate previous speaker of the assembly.
The NAN reports that Bako Alfa (APC), representing Bida I, was declared an additional speaker after his appointment by Ndagi Baba, a member of (APC) representing Lavun.
Wuse and Alfa were the only officials appointed for their respective positions, after which they were declared speakers and deputies, respectively, by the Secretary of the Chamber, Abdullahi Kagara.
In his acceptance speech, the new speaker pledged to work with his colleagues to advance the state.
“I want to thank my colleagues for finding me worthy to occupy this exalted position.
“My colleagues and we will do our best to churn out bills and motions that will move the state forward,” he added.
NAN reports that 22 out of 27 members of the state assembly took oath of office.
NAN reports that Wuse, who was born in 1963, is a first term member in the House of Assembly and a former chairman of Tafa Local Government Area.