POLITICAL GROUP, CDILA GIVES NOD TO HON. ABBAS FOR SPEAKERSHIP, HAILS LEGISLATIVE ACHIEVEMENTS
By Oki Samson, Trek Africa Newspaper
Rt. Hon Tajudeen Abbas
Ahead of the inauguration of the 10th National Assembly, the Centre for Democratic Institute & Legislative Agenda (CDILA) has thrown their weight behind the nomination of Hon Tajudeen Abbas for the position of the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The South West Coordinator of the group, Mr Kunle Balogun in a press statement told Trek Africa Newspaper that the decision to back Hon Tajudeen Abbas was due to his track records and Legislative achievements.
The group, Centre for Democratic Institute and Legislative Agenda, also appealed to the aggrieved lawmakers to accept the decision in the overall good of the nation. Kunle Balogun noted that since Hon Abbas was elected into the lower chamber, he had always worked towards unifying the members and sponsored several Bills in line with the development of the country. Some of the aims of the nominee for the leadership of the House of Representatives include ensuring that the Nigerian masses are better provided with the basic and quality education while the country’s resources are judiciously utilized to provide essential services for growth and development of the nation, he told Trek Africa Newspaper.
It will be recalled that the leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and its National Working Committee had endorsed Hon Tajudeen Abbas for the position of Speaker and Hon Benjamin Kalu for the Deputy Speaker. However, since the announcement of the party’s decision, some aggrieved House of Reps elect have kicked against it saying the party did not consult widely before taken the position.
The Kaduna-born Federal lawmaker has accorded priority to Education, Public Accounts, Appropriation, Finance, Commerce, Federal Character & Water Resources since his sojourn in the Green chamber. Hon Tajudeen Abbas had served the House of Representatives in the following capacoties: Chairman, Land Transport Committee until May 2023, Committee Member, Commerce Committee (Reps) until May 2015, Committee Member, Finance Committee (Reps) until May 2015, Committee Member at Special Duties Committee (Reps) until May 2015, Committee Member at Defence Committee (Reps) until May 2015, Vice-Chairman at Legislative Compliance Committee (Reps) until May 2015, Committee Member at Public Procurement Committee (Reps) until May 2015, and Committee Member at National Planning and Economic Development Committee (Reps) until May 2015.
The representative of Zaria Federal Constituency, Hon. Abbas is a recipient of several Awards & Honours that includes: Fellow of the Association of Hospitality Management of Nigeria, Best Head of Department – Kaduna State Polytechnic (1993), and Best Service Manager – Nigerian Institute of Management, Zaria(2009) among others.