Things You Should Know About Tinubu’s Newly Appointed Chief Of Staff, Femi Gbajabiamila
President Bola Tinubu appointed Femi Gbajabiamila, the outgoing Speaker of the House of Representatives, as his new Chief of Staff on Friday, after weeks of speculation.
The latest development was detailed in a statement signed by the State House Director of Information, Abiodun Oladunjoye.
In this article, we will examine ten important facts about Femi Gbajabiamila
1) Femi Gbajabiamila is a member of the All Progressives Congress and a Nigerian attorney.
2) The lawmaker was elected to the House of Representatives from Surulere in 2003. 1 Federal Constituency
3) Since 2019, Gbajabiamila has been the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
4) During the seventh National Assembly, he served as Minority Leader of the House of Representatives.
5) He was the chairman of a House of Representatives ad hoc committee investigating claims made by the Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON) regarding the $1 billion debt owed by ‘Zenon Petroleum & Gas Limited’ and ‘Forte Oil Plc’.
6) After the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) in August 2021, Gbajabiamila and other legislators were accused of receiving bribes to ensure the legislation’s advancement.
7) In October 2022, former President Muhammadu Buhari bestowed on him the Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR) national honour.
8) In 2014, as opposition leader in the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila led his colleagues into the merger that gave birth to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
9) Femi Gbajabiamila was nominated for the national honour of Officer of the Federal Republic (OFR) in 2011. He rejected the nomination because he did not believe the award was being used to recognise national service as intended.
10) Gbajabiamila has a spouse and children.