The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has congratulated Dr. Azeezat Yishawu on her emergence as the Speaker of the Nigerian Youth Parliament.
She emerged as the speaker of the fifth Nigerian Youth Parliament at an election held at the Senate wing of the National Assembly in Abuja on Wednesday.
Azeezat Yishawu, who hails from Lagos State, emerged as the Speaker of the Nigerian Youth Parliament after the election conducted among all the 109 youth parliamentarians representing the 3 senatorial districts of the 36 states in Nigeria at the National Assembly.
The speaker said the emergence of the young Lagos Medical Doctor was a testament to her capacity to handle such national office.
Dr. Azeezat Yishawu is the first female elected Speaker of the Nigerian Youth Parliament.
Gbajabiamila called on the new Speaker of the Nigerian Youth Parliament to be upright in discharging her duties.
Nigerian Youth Parliament was formally inaugurated in 2008 in line with the United Nations call on member states to establish a platform through which Young people can adequately contribute to decision making processes on issues that concern them as well as inculcate in them democratic principles and leadership qualities.
The Nigerian Youth Parliament holds her periodic parliamentary sessions in the National Assembly complex, Abuja .