Kwara Assembly gets 34 year old Speaker

Tunde Akanbi, Ilorin

The new Speaker of Kwara House of Assembly, Yakubu Danladi (Middle) taking Oath of office

Yakubu Danladi has emerged the Speaker of Kwara State House of Assembly North Central,  Nigeria.

Danladi, 34 is a first-time member representing Ilesha-Gwanara constituency.

He was nominated by Saheed Popoola, member representing Balogun-Ojomu Constituency of Offa local government and seconded by Haliru Danbaba.

Accepting the nomination as Speaker of the 9th Assembly in Kwara, Danladi said he offered himself for the service of the house and the state.

The new speaker representing Ilesha/Gwanara State Constituency of Baruten Local Government was born on 31 May, 1985 in Gwanara, Baruten Local Government Area of Kwara State.

He attended BLGEA Primary School, Gwanara from 1988-1993, he later proceeds to St Anthony Secondary School Ilorin for his Secondary Education where he obtained his SSCE in the year 2001.

He later attended Kaduna Polytechnic where he obtained his National Diploma and Higher National Diploma in Electrical/Electrical Engineering from 2003-2008.

He earned a B.Eng in Electrical/Electronics Engineering from Federal University of Technology Minna in 2016. He served at National Water Resources Institute Kaduna during his one year compulsory National Service. He was a staff of Federal University of Technology Minna from 2010 till he voluntarily withdrew from service in 2018.

He has a vast leadership experience, having served as the Secretary National Union of Baruten Student, Kaduna Polytechnic Chapter in the 2005/2006 session. In 2008, he was a National Member on NAKSS constitution review.

Danladi was later elected as the Vice-president of Kwara North Student Union of the Kaduna Polytechnic Chapter in 2007/2008 Session. In 2007/2008 he served as the Secretary of the National Association of Kwara State Student of the Kaduna Polytechnic Chapter.

In 2011, he was the youth co-ordinator of Buhari Campaign Organisation under CPC (Kwara North Senatorial District). In 2015, he was the Youth Co-ordinator for Yinusa Yahaya Campaign Organisation under PDP (Kwara North Senatorial District).

He was the Secretary NYSC tourism club Kaduna from 2009-2010. In February 2019, he contested and won election as the Member, House of Assembly representing Ilesha/Gwanara Constituency under the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC).


Mercy Chukwudiebere