In accordance with the provisions of the 2022 Electoral Act, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has promoted, redeployed, and appointed new aides to replace those who resigned to run in the 2023 general elections.
Lanre Lasisi, Special Adviser to the Speaker on Media and Publicity, announced this on Monday in a statement titled, ‘Fresh Appointments in the Office of the Speaker, House of Representatives.’
“Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, has made some new appointments in his office to ensure the 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 accordance with the provisions of the Electoral Act, 2022,” according to a portion of the statement.
Olanrewaju Smart-Wasiu, the former Deputy Chief of Staff, has been promoted to Chief of Staff to the Speaker, while Olufunmi Badmus, the former Special Adviser (Special Duties), has been promoted to Deputy Chief of Staff.
Abdulrauf Modibbo was appointed Special Assistant – Political (North-East); Lamir Ibrahim was appointed Special Assistant – Executive Relations; Chief Kenneth Uzoigwe was appointed Special Assistant – Political (South-East); Bisi Irinoye was appointed Special Assistant – Legislative Matters; and Ibrahim Ladega was appointed Special Assistant – Political (North-East) (South-West).
Senior Legislative Assistant I Jamila Muazu, Senior Legislative Assistant II Obiageli Onu, and Senior Legislative Assistant III Kunle Bello are among the others.