Kwara Assembly holds valedictory session for pioneer Speaker

By Demola Akinyemi

ILORIN—Kwara House of Assembly, yesterday, held a valedictory session for its pioneer Speaker, Alhaji Shehu Usman, who died on November 26, aged 77.

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The valedictory session was also attended by all former speakers and members of the House.

In his tribute, the Speaker, Dr. Ali Ahmad, described Alhaji Shehu Usman as a true democrat, who helped many less-privileged persons in the society.

Ahmad advised politi-cians “to eschew bitterness and emulate the virtues of the late pioneer Speaker.”

Leader of the House, Hassan Oyeleke, described Usman as a complete gentleman, who did not discriminate against anybody.

Other members of the House, who extolled the late Speaker, described him as a great man.

 



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