President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has announced the appointment of Speaker of House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, as Chief of Staff, and a former Deputy Governor of Jigawa State, Senator Ibrahim Hassan Hadejia, as Deputy Chief of Staff.
At a meeting on Friday with Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) at the State House, Abuja, the President, according to a release issued by State House Director of Information, Abiodun Oladunjoye, also named former Governor of Benue State and immediate past Minister of Special Duties, George Akume, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).
Gbajabiamila had since resumed duties as he was on Friday morning taken around the offices at the State House in Abuja to familiarise with staff by officials of the State House.
Responding to the appointment, Gbajabiamila thanked Tinubu for “finding me worthy of being your Chief of Staff”, promising to give his best.
He made this known in a terse statement shortly after his appointment was made official by the President on Friday, ending weeks of speculation.
“Having spent the last 20 years in the Nigerian Parliament, and after winning my 6th term election into the National Assembly, I shall work with Mr President in discharging the enormous task ahead of him for the peace and progress of the federal republic of Nigeria.
“I shall give my best when I take office on June 14 2023 as reflected in Mr. President’s official letter,” Gbajabiamila said.