The Kwara State House of Assembly yesterday proclaimed the death of its pioneer Speaker, Alhaji Shehu Usman.

Alhaji Shehu Usman, was born in Lafiagi,the Edu Local Government Area of the State,Alhaji Shehu Usman was the Speaker of the House from 1979 to 1983.

From the statement from Shuaib Abdulkadir (PDP Patigi) who announced to the House of Usman’s death, said the former Speaker was dead on Monday evening after a short illness.

Abdulkadir told the reporters that the first Speaker had been placed to rest in his hometown.

Mathew Okedare,the Deputy Speaker,who presided over the plenary, portrayed the death as a huge loss for the State and the Nation as a whole.

He added that the Assembly will set apart a day to bid a farewell session for the departed former speaker.

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