Mrs. Felicia Bassey representing Okobo state constituency and Chair Person, House Committee on Women Affairs and Social Welfare Matters, made historyÂ by beingÂ elected asÂ theÂ first Deputy Speaker of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly.
In a statement released yesterdayÂ in Uyo, the Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker, Mr. Kufre Okon, said Bassey emerged the first female Deputy Speaker during Tuesdayâ€™s plenary, to replace the former Deputy Speaker, Mr. Effiong Bassey, representing Oron/Udung Uko state constituency, whose election was nullified last week by the Appeal Court in Abuja.
The Speaker, Mr. Onofiok Luke, who administered the oath of
office on the new Deputy SpeakerÂ encouraged
Â her to live up to the expectation of the sixth
Assembly while discharging her legislative duties.
The statement added that other membersÂ said that the positionÂ was well deserved, and expressed confidence in her ability to discharge the functions of the office to its fullest potential.
Congratulations to her!