President Bola Tinubu has appointed the incumbent speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila as his Chief of Staff.
This was confirmed by Olanrenwaju Smart Wasiu, the chief of staff to Gbajabiamila.
Smart stated that Gbajabiamila was appointed by the president after several hours of meetings and consultations.
The decision to pick the Gbajabiamila was said to have been made by the president after evaluating all possible candidates aspiring for the post among his loyalists.
Gbajabiamila who is yet to receive his certificate of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), would have to forgo his election into the House of Representatives for the sixth term.
This development would also create another opportunity for other aspirants within the party that had shelved their ambition to represent Surulere constituency 1 at the House of Representatives.
According to Smart, Gbajabiamila was picked by the president after a final meeting with stakeholders that ended on Thursday morning at the Villa in Abuja.
He added that Tinubu’s decision to picked the speaker was to get someone that could assist him persuade lawmakers in the National Assembly to accept his proposals and policies.