Minna - The Niger House of Assembly on Tuesday elected Alhaji Abdullahi Marafa (APC-Chanchaga) as Speaker.
The new speaker was nominated by Alhaji Bashir Lokogoma (APC-Wushishi) and Alhaji Bako Alfa (APC-Bida North) while he was elected unopposed.
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Similarly, the 8th Assembly elected Alhaji Hussaini Ibrahim (APC-Agaie) as the Deputy Speaker.
He was returned unopposed after being nominated by Hajiya Binta Mamman (APC-Gurara) and Alhaji Nura Garba (APC-Kontagora 2).
In his inaugural speech, Marafa promised to evolve meaningful legislation that would uplift the condition of the people.