- The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has voted Jigawa Reps member, Fulata, as the head of its West Africa branch
- Fulata was voted in unopposed, according to a tweet by the House of Representatives, on Sunday, October 13
- The federal lawmaker expressed gratitude for the role that his fellow legislators, especially Speaker Gbajabiamila, played in his emergence
A Nigerian federal lawmaker has been elected as president of the West African bureau of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) at the body's ongoing session in Serbia.
He is House of Representatives member Abubakar Fulata, who represents Birniwa/Guri/Kiri-Kasamma Federal Constituency in Jigawa state.
Fulata's appointment was announced by the lower house of legislature on its official Twitter handle @HouseNGR on Sunday, October 13.
In his victory speech, an elated Fulata thanked Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila for supporting his emergence as West Africa bureau's president.
"My election was facilitated by Speaker Gbajabiamila, the Nigerian delegation under the leadership of Deputy Speaker, Rep. Ahmed Idris Wase, Rep. Zakari Ya'u Galadima and the enter delegates from the ECOWAS member states as it was unopposed. I'm most grateful. Thanks," the green chamber quoted him as saying.
Speaker Gbajabiamila acknowledged Fulata's appreciation in his victory speech with a tweet.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported recently that Ghali Umar Na'Abba, a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, advised members of the green chambers to shun favours from government agencies.
Na'Abba said this on Wednesday, October 2 during the inauguration of the 105 committees of the lower house of legislature in Abuja, the nation's capital.
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