The Deputy Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Enema Paul has resigned from the position.
Paul tendered his resignation letter on the floor of the House on Thursday.
He cited health reason for his decision
Paul praised Gov Yahaya Bello for the love he has for him.
He thanked Bello and members of the assembly for their love and prayers for him.
He disclosed that the sickness started in 2011 and he had through the permission and assistance of Gov Bello had travelled abroad to seek healing and surgery abroad but the illness was still on.
He added that now he felt weaker daily, saying that he would meed time to go for healing even as the hospital in abroad was daily requesting him to return for treatment.
Against the above background, Paul sought for permission to travel abroad for a year and tendered his resignation letter which was accepted.
The Clerk of the House, Mr Chogudo Sule Ahmed sought for nominations of another Deputy Speaker.
Thereafter the representative of Ajaokuta state constituency ,Hon Abu Jibrin nominated the representative of Ibaji state constituency, Hon )Mrs) Ojoma Comfort Nwuchiola as the new Deputy Speaker while the representative of Kabba/Bunu state constituency, Hon Seyi Bello seconded the nomination.
The Clerk of the House, Mr Chogudo, thereafter administered the oath of office on her.
After her oath of office the new Deputy Speaker, Rt Hon Nwochiola thanked the state, Gov Bello, the Speaker, Rt Hon Aliyu Umar Yusuf for the enabling environment in which the nomination took place. (vitalnewsngr.com)