10th Speakership: Rep member-elect commends APC over zoning

House of Representatives Member-elect (APC-Nasarawa), Rep. Jeremiah Umaru has lauded the

All Progressives Congress (APC) on the zoning of the office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives and that of the Deputy Speaker.

He made this known while fielding questions from newsmen on the sideline of the induction of the second batch of Members-elect of the National Assembly in Abuja on Monday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Tajudeen Abbas and Benjamin Kalu have been unveiled as APC consensus candidates for Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives .

Umaru who is to represent Akwanga/Nasarawa Eggon/Wamba Federal Constituency, said that he was in support of the zoning arrangement of principal officers of the 10th National Assembly.

The incoming lawmaker who belongs a group of “Young Legislators of 40 Years Bellow” said that: “We are group of 42 young legislators.

“We are for zoning; I’m an APC person and I believe in zoning. I’m for Rep. Tajudeen Abbas,” he said

Umaru also said that he would give priority to security-related motions and bills when the 10th House of Representatives would be inaugurated in June.

“We are going to come up with motions so that there will be presence of military formations in all the flash points especially the recent crisis in Karu.

“I am going to raise bills and motions to check the kidnappings around Nasarawa Eggon and Wamba,” he said.

He also said that he had gained knowledge on powers of the legislature and the structure of the National Assembly from the induction programme.

“Members were adequately tutored on their expectations while carrying out their legislative duties,” Umaru said.

Source: News Agency of Nigeria