By; MOHAMMED KAWU, Bauchi
Bauchi State Speaker, Kawuwa Shehu Damina has been elected into the leadership of the National Conference of Speakers of state Houses of Assembly.
The conference during its second quarter general meeting held at Radisson Hotel Lagos, unanimously endorsed all the new leaders elected including Kawuwa Damina after the expiration of the tenure of the last leaders.
It could be recalled that the Conference had dissolved the last executive committee headed by the Speaker of Zamfara state after a successful two years tenure and elected the new leaders to pilot the affairs of the conference for the next two years.
Kawuwa was elected National Vice Chairman North East of the conference along with the Speaker Delta State, Sheriff Oborevwori as Treasurer and Mathew Kolawole of Kogi State who would serve as Financial Secretary of the committee.
Five other Speakers were respectively elected from the rest of the geopolitical zones of North West, South South, South East, North Central and South West
The conference has called on the Federal Government to direct relevant agencies to ensure prompt implementation of the new constitutional provisions of financial autonomy for Judiciary and State legislatures.
The Speaker enjoined every state legislature to maintain a robust relationship with their executive s in order to have a seamless implementation of the new law.
The conference also urged the National Assembly to expedite action on the proposed constitutional amendment to ensure the establishment of the State Police to complement the efforts of the Nigerian Police in ensuring adequate security of lives and properties of the citizenry.
The speakers called on the Nigerian Police to remain apolitical and professional in the discharge of their duties by resisting the temptation of invading Houses of Assemblies in the country..
The conference commiserated with the government and People of Zamfara State whose communities were gruesomely attacked by bandits and insurgents in recent weeks.