JUST IN: Kaduna Assembly Speaker, Shagali quits

Hon. Aminu Abdullahi Shagali
Hon. Aminu Abdullahi Shagali

Aminu Abdullahi Shagali, on Tuesday morning, resigned his position as the Speaker of Kaduna State House of Assembly.

According to sources from the Assembly, he tendered his resignation before the house during the plenary session.

The 40-year-old lawmaker was elected as the Speaker of the 5th Kaduna State Assembly on 8 June 2015.

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He has been representing Sabon Gari constituency in the Kaduna State House of Assembly since 2011.

He was elected under the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), one of the opposition political parties founded by his mentor Muhammadu Buhari.

Between 2011 and June 2015, Shagali held many key positions in the Assembly; he was Deputy Minority Leader and Chairman, House Committee on Science and Technology, Deputy Chairman, House Committee on Hajj and Islamic affairs, and Deputy Chairman House Committee on Economic Planning.