Bauchi speaker emerges new chairman of speakers conference

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The Speaker of Bauchi State House of Assembly, Hon. Abubakar Suleiman has been elected as the new chairman of the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures in Nigeria.

Suleiman over from the speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa has served out his tenure.

The constitution of the conference stipulates a two-year term of office for its elected leadership which rotates between the and the southern part of Nigeria.

At a meeting held at Reiz Continental in Abuja Thursday, Obasa, , in 2018, took over from the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Ismail Kamba, formally handed over to Suleiman, is saddled with leading the conference for the next two years.

members of the include:

  1. Deputy Chairman (Speaker Delta), Hon Sheriff Oborevwori
  2. Treasurer (Speaker ) Hon Matthew Kolawole
  3. Financial Secretary (Speaker Enugu) Hon Edward Ubosi
  4. Vice-Chair, West (Speaker Katsina) Hon Tasiu Musa Maigari
  5. Vice Chair, East (Speaker Gombe) Hon Sadiq Ibrahim Abubakar
  6. Vice-Chair, North Central (Speaker Plateau) Hon Abok Nuhu Ayuba
  7. Vice-Chair, South West (Speaker Ogun) Hon Olakunle Oluomo
  8. Vice-Chair, South East (Speaker Ebonyi) Hon Nwifuru Francis
  9. Vice-Chair, South-South (Speaker Akwa Ibom) Hon Aniekan Bassey

Obasa’ tenure saw the push for financial autonomy for state legislatures and the as well as cooperation with the government of Buhari to achieve this.

Recall Buhari, on May 22, 2020, signed Order 10 for the implementation of the financial autonomy after a report concerning the issue handed over to him.