By Mohammed Aminu – Abuja
The Northern Nigeria States Legislatures Speakers has elected new leadership for the forum as the Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Matthew Kolawole emerged the Secretary of the lawmaking body in the Northern region of the country.
The Election which took place last week during their mid year conference held in Abuja had issues of security and the constitution amendments pending before various states Houses of Assembly in the country discussed extensively.
Addressing journalists shortly after his emergence, Matthew Kolawole commended his colleagues for the confidence repose in him to serve as the Secretary of the forum, promised to serve diligently with other executive members of the body.
It will also be recalled that since Prince Matthew Kolawole emerged as the Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly in the sixth assembly, he has be opportune to serve in various capacities within the Nigeria Conference of States Legislatures Speakers first as the Financial Secretary in 2018, later elected as the Treasurer of the conference, a position he is still serving currently.
He was also appointed as Executive Member of the Commonwealth Palaimentary Association (CPA), Africa Region representing North Central region of Nigeria aside other activities outside his legislative functions which includes being the immediate past President of Lokoja Club 1901, President Nigeria Federation of Long Tennis etc
The Kaunda State Houses of Assembly Speaker, Rt. Hon. Ibrahim Yusuf Zailani is now the Chairman of the body.