The Rector of Kogi State Polytechnic, Dr. Salisu Ogbo Usman has described the emergence of Honourable Ibrahim Abdullah Halims as Deputy Majority leader of House of Representatives as first of its kind in the history of legislative representation in Kogi East
Dr Ogbo in a statement in Lokoja expressed joy over the development, saying the feat achieved by the lawmaker was an eloquent testimony of his outstanding performance in the 9th Assembly
“I feel highly elated to congratulate my dear brother, friend and Honourable Member representing the good people of Ankpa/Olamaboro/Omala Federal Constituency, Rt. Hon. Abdullahi Ibrahim Halims, on his historic emergence as the Deputy Majority Leader of the 10th House of Representatives.”
“My Dear Brother, I feel immeasurably proud to identify with you on this latest honour, as it bears eloquent testimony to the fact that you distinguished yourself in both legislative and oversight functions in the 9th Assembly”.
He also paid glowing tributes to the Executive Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello, for identifying the resourcefulness in Honourable Halims and supporting him to give worthy representation to the Federal Constituency in both the 9th and 10th Assemblies.
“It is through his invaluable trust and support that the Federal Constituency now has the opportunity to produce a Principal Officer, the first of its Kind for the entire Kogi East, in the National Assembly under the current democratic dispensation”
“While there is no doubt that you acquitted yourself creditably in your first term in the Green Chamber as evidenced in your numerous legislative and oversight functions, youth/women empowerment and rural development initiatives, this latest elevation calls for more commitment and expansion of focus for the benefit of your Constituency, Kogi State and Nigeria as a whole, he said
He prayed to God to grant the lawmaker the wisdom and good health to have an impactful tenure as the Deputy Majority leader of the 10th House of Representatives.