The 6th Nasarawa State House of Assembly has re-elected
Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi (APC- Umaisha/Ugya constituency) as Speaker.
Balarabe-Abdullahi, the Speaker of the 5th Assembly, emerged unopposed on Monday, during
inauguration of the 6th Assembly in Lafia.
He was sworn in by the Clerk of the State Assembly, Mr Ego Maikeffi Abashe.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr Nehemiah Dandaura (APC/Akwanga North) emerged as Deputy Speaker.
Alhaji Mohammed Okpoku (APC-Udege/Loko) nominated Balarabe-Abdullahi for the position of speaker and was seconded
by Alhaji Aliyu Dogara (APC-Wamba).
Okpoku said the nomination of Balarabe-Abdullahi was based on his leadership qualities and track records.
Alhaji Mohammed Muluku (APC/Nassarawa Eggon East) nominated Nathaniel Dandaura for the position
of deputy speaker.
Mr Danladi Jatau (PDP-Kokona West) seconded the nomination of Dandaura for deputy speaker.
The House unanimously elected Balarabe-Abdullahi and Dandaura as speaker and deputy speaker of the assembly.
The speaker in his acceptance speech, appreciated his colleagues for the rare privilege to serve them again.
He said “I accept my nomination and election as speaker of the 6th Nasarawa State House of Assembly.
“I consider my nomination as affirmation of my leadership in the 5th assembly.
“It was anchored on team work, sincerity, transparency, respect for one another and indeed the fear of God.”
He promised to enhance working relationship with members, saying the 6th Assembly would consolidate on
the gains of the previous assembly for the benefit of the people of the state.