Hon. Abubakar Suleiman, the Bauchi State House of Assembly Speaker, has been elected as the new chairman, Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures in Nigeria.
Naija News reports that this is following the end of the tenure of outgoing chairman and Lagos Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, who had occupied the position since August 2018.
Obasa, who took over from Kebbi House of Assembly Speaker, Ismail Kamba, formally handed over to Suleiman at a meeting held at Reiz Continental Hotel,
Members are Deputy Chairman (Speaker Delta), Sheriff Oborevwori; Treasurer (Speaker Kogi) Matthew Kolawole; Financial Secretary (Speaker Enugu) Edward Ubosi; Vice-Chairman, North West (Speaker Katsina) Tasiu Musa Maigari; Vice-Chairman, North East (Speaker Gombe) Sadiq Ibrahim Abubakar.
Others are Vice-Chairman, North Central (Speaker Plateau) Abok Nuhu Ayuba; Vice-Chairman, South West (Speaker Ogun) Olakunle Oluomo; Vice-Chairman, South East (Speaker Ebonyi) Nwifuru Francis; Vice-Chairman, South-South (Speaker Akwa Ibom) Aniekan Bassey.
Naija News reports that the constitution of the conference stipulates a two-year term of office for the leadership which rotates between the North and the South.