Kaduna Assembly gets new Speaker

Asma'u Halilu and Murjanatu Abdullahi, Kaduna


A member representing Igabi constituency, Alhaji Yusuf Zailani has emerged as the new Speaker of Kaduna State House of Assembly.

Zailani’s election followed the resignation of the former speaker, Alhaji Aminu Shagali.

Shagali submitted his resignation letter to the Clerk of the House, Alhaji Bello Zubairu, citing personal reason for the decision.

However, reports indicate that, some of the lawmakers had planned to impeach the former Speaker, accusing him of incompetence.

At the Assembly sitting, the Clerk declared the speaker’s seat vacant after reading out the resignation letter.

He thereafter called for the nomination of a new Speaker,  and Alhaji Sulaiman Dabo, representing Zaria city, nominated Zailani for the post, and was seconded by Bako Kantiok-Emmanuel, respresenting Zonkwa Constituency.

Zailani, who was the Deputy Speaker, was subsequently endorsed by the lawmakers as the new speaker.

Meanwhile, Alhaji Muktar Hazo, representing Wusasa constituency has been endorsed as the new Deputy Speaker, to replace Zailani.

The two were later sworn-in by the Clerk and afterwards, the new Speaker adjourned the Assembly’s sitting to March 3.


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