Yusuf was appointed as the new Speaker shortly after Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello issued a proclamation for the eighth Assembly.
The House also appointed Enema Paul, a Dekina Okura Constituency member, as the new Deputy Speaker.
In his inaugural speech, the new Speaker, Hon Aliu Umar Yusuf thanked God almighty for the privilege to serve Kogi State.
He also thanked his colleagues for finding him worthy to champion the affairs of the legislative house.
The State Assembly under his leadership will collaborate with other arms of Government towards moving Kogi State forward.