- President Bola Tinubu has appointed the speaker of the House of Representatives as his chief of staff
- The president made the appointment official at a meeting with members of the Progressives Governors' Forum of the APC at the state house in Abuja on Friday
- Gbajabiamila, who has been a member of the House of Representatives since 2003, will be moving from the Green Chamber to the Presidential Villa as Chief of Staff to the president
FCT, Abuja - President Bola Tinubu has announced the appointment of Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker of the House Representatives, as the Chief of Staff.
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According to a statement seen by legit.ng and signed by Abiodun Oladunjoye, the director of information, the president made the announcement during his meeting with the members of the Progressives Governors' Forum on Friday, June 2.
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Gbajabiamila was first elected into the House of Representatives representing Surulere 1 in Lagos in 2003. He became the speaker of the Green Chamber of the national assembly.
Gbajabiamila became the speaker of the House of Representatives after winning his re-election for the fifth time into the House.
The speaker was elected for the sixth time into the lower chamber and he would have to defy his victory.
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He was reported to have left his certificate of return with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) after winning the 2023 National Assembly election.
Before his appointments, Gbajabiamila has been rumored to have been appointed by the president as his chief of staff.
Prominent figures of the All Progressives Congress (APC), including Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, have earlier announced and congratulated the 5 times lawmaker for the new role.
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Legit.ng earlier reported that the speaker Femi Gbajabiamila has reacted to his appointment as the chief of staff to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
President Tinubu announced Gbajabiamila as his chief of staff during a meeting with Progressives Governors at the presidential villa on Friday.
The Speaker then thanks the president for the new position and promised to work with him from June 14 as stated in the letter sent to him.