Zamfara Lawmakers Elect Magarya As Speaker

Members of Zamfara State House of Assembly have unanimously elected Nasiru Mu’azu Magarya from Zurmi Local Government Area as the Speaker.

Also elected was the deputy speaker of the assembly in the person of Musa Bawa Musa from Tsafe East constituency.

The election which took place on Tuesday in the chamber of the State House of Assembly was witnessed by Governor Bello Mutawalle, the Deputy Governor, Barrister Mahdi Aliyu Gusau, the state Peoples Democratic Party chairman, Alhaji Ibrahim Mallaha, the immediate past Deputy Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Wakkala and other prominent politicians.

The election of the speaker and his deputy were concluded in a few minutes as all the 23 members who belong to the Peoples Democratic Party and one member of the National Rescue Movement unanimously endorsed them.

The two principal officers have since been sworn in.

The Speaker assured the people of the state that he would do his best to work in harmony with the executive arm of government in order to move the state forward.

He called on his colleagues to give him their support and cooperation so as to ensure the provision of dividends of democracy to the people of the state, who he said were in dire need of socioeconomic and infrastructural development. [PUNCH]