Female Rep emerges Deputy Chief Whip as Reps announce Principal Officers

Temidayo Taiwo-SidiqJuly 4, 20232 min

Adewumi Oriyomi Onanuga is a second-term Member of the House of Representatives representing Ikenne/Sagamu/Remo North Federal Constituency. She takes over from ex-Rep, Nkeiruka Onyejocha of Isuikwuato/Umunneochi Federal Constituency, Abia State who held the position in the Ninth Assembly.



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The hopes of Nigerian women being represented in the leadership of the National Assembly got a boost on Tuesday, as Adewumi Oriyomi Onanuga; a female lawmaker from Ogun State, was announced Deputy Chief Whip of the House of Representatives.

Onanuga, who represents Ikenne/Sagamu/Remo North Federal Constituency, was among the eight Principal Officers of the House announced by Speaker Tajudeen Abbas during Tuesday’s plenary at the Green Chamber. The fifty-seven-year-old female lawmaker had chaired the House Committee on Women Affairs and Social Development in the Ninth Assembly. 

As announced by the Presiding Officer, Rep. Julius Ihonvbere (APC, Edo) and Rep. Bello Usman Kumo (APC, Gombe) emerged as Leader of the House and Chief Whip, respectively, while Rep. Abdullahi Ibrahim Halims (APC, Kogi) and Rep. Adewunmi Oriyomi Onanuga (APC, Ogun) are Deputy Leader and Deputy Chief Whip respectively.


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For the leadership of the Minority Caucus, Rep. Kingsley Chinda (PDP, Rivers) and Rep. Ali Isa (PDP, Gombe) were appointed Leader of the House and Chief Whip, respectively. The smaller minority parties further got a huge boost as Rep. Ali Madaki (NNPP, Kano) and  George Ozodinobi (LP, Anambra) emerged as Deputy Minority Leader and Deputy Minority Whip, respectively.


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Temidayo Taiwo-Sidiq

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