The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has promoted, redeployed and appointed new aides to replace those who resigned to contest in the 2023 general elections in compliance with the provisions of the 2022 Electoral Act.
The Special Adviser to the Speaker on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, announced this in a statement on Monday titled, ‘Fresh appointments in the Office of the Speaker, House Of Representatives.’
“The Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has made some fresh appointments in his office for effective delivery of his legislative agenda for the Ninth House of Representatives.
“The appointments were made following the resignation of political appointees seeking elective offices in line with the provisions of Electoral Act, 2022,” the statement partly read.
Olanrewaju Smart-Wasiu, who was Deputy Chief of Staff, was elevated to Chief of Staff to the Speaker, while the former Special Adviser (Special Duties), Olufunmi Badmus, is now Deputy Chief of Staff.
Other appointees are Abdulrauf Modibbo was appointed Special Assistant – Political (North-East); Lamir Ibrahim, Special Assistant – Executive Relations; Chief Kenneth Uzoigwe, Special Assistant – Political (South-East); Bisi Irinoye, Special Assistant – Legislative Matters; and Ibrahim Ladega, Special Assistant – Political (South-West).
Others include Jamila Muazu who was Senior Legislative Assistant I; Obiageli Onu as Senior Legislative Assistant II; and Kunle Bello as Senior Legislative Assistant III.