, Rukayat Shittu becomes spokesperson of Kwara assembly -

Rukayat Shittu becomes spokesperson of Kwara assembly

The youngest female lawmaker in Nigeria and honourable member representing Owode Onire state constituency, Hon Rukayat Shittu has been appointed as the spokesperson of the Kwara State House of Assembly.

The sensational politician and face of modern politics in Nigeria has also called for collaboration in setting development based agenda in Kwara State.

In a statement shared on her social media page over the weekend, titled my first day as honourable member, Rukayat stated that she has been appointed as Chairman of House Committee on Youth, Sports, Tourism and Information, which makes her the spokesperson of the house.

She also explained some recent development in the house, which includes making 33% principal officers of the assembly female and 25% chairmen of standing committees women.

She said:

“Two of our female colleagues, Hon Mariam Yusuf Aladi and Hon Medinat were also appointed as part of the principal officers of the assembly, meaning that out of the 6 principal of the assembly, female members were given 2 principal positions, representing 33%”

She added that, “it is also important to note that, out of the 13 standing committees in the assembly, women are made to chair 3 of the committees, namely Committee on Finance and Appropriation, Commerce, Industry, Women Affairs and Social Development and Youth, Sports and Information.

“This means that, women are made chairmen of about 25% of committees in the Kwara State House of Assembly, with yours truly being the chairman of Committee on Youth, Sports, Tourism and Information”.

She concluded that,
“As we progress in the activities of the 10th assembly, where I will be serving as its spokesperson, I seek the support, understanding and partnership of everyone, particularly my colleagues in the media and civil society so that we can jointly put development based legislation on the frontline”.

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