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We will be shaking table, says new Speaker Gbajabiamila


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NEWLY elected Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, said the House under his leadership “would be shaking the table, just a little.”

He made this statement during his inaugural speech as the Speaker of the 9th Assembly.

Gbajabiamila, representing Surulere 1 Federal Constituency of Lagos State (APC), was elected and sworn in as the speaker after he secured a total of 281 votes against his rival, Mohammed Bago, representing Niger State’s Chanchaga constituency who had 76 votes.

The new Speaker said, together with his colleagues, various reforms will be introduced in the House.

“My honourable colleagues, it is going to be a House of reform or a reformed assembly. Therefore, It will not be business as usual but I will be shaking the table,  just a little,” he said.

“We will be introducing various reforms that will re-position institutions. But please rest assured that it will be for the good of all.”

He said the House ought to be reformed before the country could be reformed.

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Gbajabiamila also announced as his chief of staff, Honourable Sanusi Rikiji, former Speaker of Zamfara State House of Assembly.

He encouraged all the elected lawmakers to step up to work.

“There is much work to be done and there is just a little time. Let’s get to work. Nigerians are waiting,” he said.

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