Prior to this assignment, Lemma has served as speaker of the Council of the State of Oromia.
The Council has also elected Eshetu Dessei as speaker of the Council.
Prior to this, Eshetu has served as head of the Oromia public service and good governance bureau with the title of Deputy President.
Following the swirling in ceremony before the Council, Lemma said he will strive to sustain the ongoing development in the state.
Lemma has also said that the regional government will work hard to address legitimate concerns of the youth.