The Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has appointed his erstwhile Deputy Chief of Staff, Olarenwaju Smart has his new Chief of Staff in an announcement shared on his social media handles.
The appointments were made following the resignation of political appointees seeking elective offices in line with the provisions of Electoral Act, 2022.
According to the official correspondence to the Clerk of the National Assembly with reference number NASS/SPK/ADM/VOL.I/524, the Speaker said the appointments were made for effective delivery of legislative agenda for the 9th Assembly
“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 Speaker said.
Also appointed Olorunfunmi Badmus as Deputy Chief of Staff, Abdulmaruf Madibbo as Special Assistant -Political (North-East), Ibrahim Ladega as Special Assistant- Political (South-West) and six others.
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 Ninth House of Representatives.
SEE FULL LIST OF THE APPOINTEES
- NAME: OLANREWAJU SMART WASIU
PREVIOUS POSITION: DEP. CHIEF OF STAFF
FRESH APPOINTMENT: CHIEF OF STAFF
NAME: OLUFUNMI BADMUS
PREVIOUS POSITION: SPECIAL ADVISER – SPECIAL DUTIES
CURRENT POSITION: DEP. CHIEF OF STAFF
SPECIAL ASSISTANT – POLITICAL (NORTH EAST)
LAMIR UMAR IBRAHIM
SPECIAL ASSISTANT – EXECUTIVE RELATIONS
CHIEF KENNETH UZOIGWE
SPECIAL ASSISTANT – POLITICAL (SOUTH EAST)
BARR. BISI IRINOYE
SPECIAL ASSISTANT – LEGISLATIVE MATTERS
SPECIAL ASSISTANT – POLITICAL (SOUTH WEST)
SENIOR LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT I
BARR. OBIAGELI ONU
SENIOR LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT II
SENIOR LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT III