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