One of the factional Speakers of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Ibrahim Balarabe on Thursday held a plenary session.
During the plenary, the only female lawmaker of the 7th assembly, Hajara Danyaro was sworn in. Earlier, Hajara was not in either of the camps during the crisis but this swearing-in indicates her membership of the Balarabe-led factional camp.
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Principal officers of the Balarabe camp were also announced. Adamu Omadefu was named as the Majority Leader, Danladi Jatau, Deputy Majority Leader; Larry Ven-Bawa, Chief Whip; Suleiman Azara, Deputy Chief Whip; Ibrahim Musa of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Minority Leader; Musa Saidu of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Deputy Minority Leader; Musa Saidu and Solomon Akwashiki of the SDP, Minority Chief Whip.
The members also approved the request of Governor Abdullahi Sule to appoint 20 Special Advisers.
Following the approval of the governor for the renovation of the assembly complex, Ibrahim Balarabe announced a break of legislative duties to resume on July 10. This, he noted is to enable the renovation work to commence.
There is still a heavy presence of security at the assembly entrance with strict restrictions to access the parliament.
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