The Kwara House of Assembly on Tuesday announced the demise of its pioneer Speaker, Alhaji Shehu Usman.
Usman, who hailed from Lafiagi in Edu Local Government Area of the state, was the speaker of the House from 1979 to 1983.
Shuaib Abdulkadir (PDP Patigi) informed the House of Usman’s death during a plenary session under matters of urgent public importance.
The lawmaker said that Usman died on Monday evening during a brief illness.
He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) later that the first speaker had been buried in his hometown.
Deputy Speaker Mathew Okedare, who presided over the plenary session, described the death as a huge loss.
He said that the Assembly would dedicate a day for a valedictory session for the departed former speaker.
NAN reports that the House observed a minute silence in honour of the late pioneer speaker
Katsina’s Changing Narrative
As LGs Get Emboldened Over Management Of Allocation
Sponsored Attacks Against Omo-Agege Won’t Work-Isoko Leaders
Group Warn Ex-militants Over Threats To NDDC Board
Don’t Obtain Forms From Suspended Chairman, AA Nat’l Leadership Warns Guber Aspirants
PDP Youths Task Makinde’s On Robust Engagement
2019 Edo APC Primary: Obaseki Vow To Disciple Betrayers
NEWS9 hours ago
‘Aregbesola Will End Illegal Replacement In Paramilitary’
EDUCATION10 hours ago
Wamakko To Build First Private Varsity In Sokoto
COVER STORIES10 hours ago
FBI Releases Full List Of Nigerians Indicted Of Cybercrime
NEWS11 hours ago
Operation Lafiya Dole: New TC, Adeniyi Leads Patrol Around Gajigana
NEWS14 hours ago
Judgement On Kaduna Central: LA Considers Next Step
NEWS9 hours ago
NLC Confirms Ubgoaja As New General Secretary
CRIME9 hours ago
Saudi Authorities To Execute 23 Nigerians For Drug Crimes
NEWS10 hours ago
Groom Pays N50, 000 As Bride Price, Marries Sultan’s Daughter