Gov. Nasir Idris of Kebbi State, on Thursday inaugurated the 10th Kebbi State Assembly at the legislative chambers in Birnin Kebbi.
Idris, represented by the Clerk of the assembly, Alhaji Sulaiman Shamaki, cited Section 105 sub-section 3 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended.
“The section confers on the Governor the powers to dissolve the previous assembly (in this case the 9th) and simultaneously proclaim the 10th which will begin by electing principal officers of the house.
“My duty this morning is to officially dissolve the 9th Assembly and inaugurate the 10th Assembly so that you can commence your first session.
“Therefore, I, Dr Nasir Idris, Governor of Kebbi State, in the exercise of the powers bestowed upon me, hereby proclaim that the first session of the 10th Kebbi State Assembly holds at 11:00 am on this day the 8th of June, 2023,” he said.
The governor solicited the cooperation of the lawmakers in administering the state and providing good governance to Kebbi state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that during the inauguration, the member-elect to represent Zuru Constituency, Alhaji Muhammad Usman-Zuru, was elected Speaker of the house.
Usman-Zuru was elected, following his nomination and secondment by Adamu Yauri, representing Ngaski Constituency and Muhammad Garba-Augie, representing Augie Constituency respectively.
The assembly also elected the lawmaker representing Bagudo East Constituency, Muhammad Samaila, as Deputy Speaker.
Samaila was elected, following a nomination by the lawmaker representing Sakaba Constituency, Salihu Dan-Goje which was seconded by Abubakar Imam, representing Koko/Besse Constituency.
Speaking shortly after taking the oath of office, Umar-Zuru, promised that the members would do their utmost best to legislate for the good governance of the state.
He thanked the members for electing and entrusting him with the legislative responsibility, assuring them that he would not betray the confidence reposed in him by the people of the state. (NAN)