The lawmaker representing Lokoja II, Aliu Umar Yusuf has emerged the new Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly.
Yusuf emerged the Speaker shortly after Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State issued a proclamation inaugurating the eighth Assembly.
The House also elected Enema Paul, the lawmaker representing Dekina Okura Constituency as the new Deputy Speaker.
Other principal officers elected are Suleiman Abdulrasaq, Majority Leader), Seidu Amodu (Deputy Majority Leader), Baba Haruna, (Chief Whip), Bello Okuwaseyi, ( Deputy Chief Whip), Idowu Ibikunle, (Minority Leader), Sunday Daku, (Deputy Minority Leader) and Bode Ogunmola, (Minority Whip).
In his inaugural speech, the new Speaker, Hon Aliu Umar Yusuf thanked God almighty for the privilege to serve Kogi State.
He also thanked his colleagues for finding him worthy to champion the affairs of the legislative house.
The Speaker said the state Assembly under his leadership will collaborate with other arms of government towards moving Kogi State forward.
The house thereafter, adjourned sitting to 1st August 2023.