Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has appointed a new chief of staff in the person of Mr. Olanrewaju Smart Wasiu, who was until the new position was deputy chief of staff to the speaker.
A statement on Monday, by Special Adviser on Media and Publicity
to the Speaker, Mr. Lanre Lasisi, explained that the appointment and others “were made following the resignation of political appointees seeking elective offices in line with the provisions of Electoral Act, 2022”, and for effective delivery of his legislative agenda.
Other appointees include Olufunmi Badmus, who was before now the special adviser on special duties, as deputy chief of staff, Abdulrauf Modibbo as special assistant, political (North East), Lamir Umar Ibrahim as special assistant, Executive Relations, and Chef Kenneth Uzoigwe as special assistant, political (South East).
Others on the list are; Barr. Bisi Irinoye as special assistant, legislative matters, Ibrahim Ladega; special assistant, political (South West), Jamila Muazu; Senior Legislative Assistant I, Barr. Obiageli Onu; Senior Legislative Assistant II, and Kunle Bello; Senior Legislative Assistant III.
“The Speaker through an official correspondence to the Clerk of the National Assembly, NASS/SPK/ADM/VOL.I/524, confirmed the appointment of the new Chief of Staff, “I have the pleasure to forward the name of Mr. Olanrewaju Smart Wasiu for appointment as Chief of Staff in the Office of the Speaker, House of Representatives for your information and necessary documentation.
“Until his appointment, Mr. Olanrewaju-Smart was the Deputy Chief of Staff and had performed his duties admirably. The position became vacant following the resignation of Hon. Sanusi Garba Rikiji to seek elective office in line with the Electoral Act 2022″, the statement noted.
It said the Speaker advised the new political appointees to discharge their duties in compliance with the revised Schedule of Duties in the Office of the Speaker and utmost commitment to the implementation of the Revised Legislative Agenda of the 9th House of Representatives.