Taraba State Assembly Elects New Speaker and Deputy


Mr Joseph Albasu Kunini and Alhaji Hamman Adama Abdulahi on Monday, emerged as the new Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Taraba State House of Assembly respectively.

Kunini and Abdulahi were elected after the former Speaker, Abel Peter Diah resigned his appointment on Sunday night due to personal reasons as stated by him.

Kunini was nominated by Mr Bonzana Kizito who represents Zing Constituency, and seconded by Mr Ammed Jedua of Gyembu Constituency.

Abdulahi was nominated by Alh Bashir Muhammad.

During his inauguration, Kunini said he was honored to have been found worthy in the house and pledged to be just and equitable.

“This is a house of justice and equity. Taraba should be greater that any individual and we must work hard to take the state to greater height. I will work to champion this.

“Even though there exists the principle of separation of power, this can not be water tight. As such we must work as a team and partners in the project of making Taraba a greater place. I will run an open door Parliament where even the minority will have a say.

“Thank you for this trust. I assure you that it will be used as a medium to serve God and humanity. Thank you for this privilege”, he said.