Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has appointed Olanrewaju Smart Wasiu as his new Chief of Staff.
The speaker has also appointed nine other aides, a statement issued on Monday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, said.
The Speaker through an official correspondence to the Clerk of the National Assembly vide NASS/SPK/ADM/VOL.I/524, confirmed the appointment of the new Chief of Staff.
The statement said until his appointment, Mr. Olanrewaju-Smart was the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Speaker and “had performed his duties admirably.”
The position became vacant following the resignation of the former chief of staff to the Speaker, Hon. Sanusi Garba Rikiji, who left the job to seek elective office in line with the Electoral Act 2022.
Also appointed include Olufunmi Badmus, Special Adviser, Special Duties; Abdulrauf Modibbo, Special Assistant Political (North East); Lamir Umar Ibrahim, Special Assistant, Executive Relations; Chief Kenneth Uzoigwe, Special Assistant, Executive Relations (South East)
Others include Barr. Bisi Ironoye, 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 II.
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.
The appointments take immediate effect.