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She later stepped aside, while Ahmadu Umaru (PDP-Madagali) and Laori Kwamoti (PDP-Numan) were nominated and confirmed as the new Speaker and Deputy Speaker respectively.
Ahmed Gangwaso (PDP-Narawo) nominated Umaru for the post of Speaker and was seconded by Abubakar Jarengol (CPC-Mubi North), while Salihu Kabilo (PDP-Verre) nominated Kwamoti for the Deputy Speaker’s post and was seconded by Ishaq Bala (PDP-Yola North).
In his acceptance speech after his inauguration, Umaru thanked his colleagues for the privilege and assured them that he would strive to carry all of them along while running the affairs of the House.
“I will take all the honourable members on board. And I want to assure you that this administration of ours will relate well with the executive arm of government for the betterment of the lives of the people who elected us to serve them,” he said.
Before his emergence as the Speaker, Umaru was the Majority Leader of the House.