The Speaker Of The House Of Representatives 2022
Who is the speaker of the House of Representatives in Nigeria? If you want to find out who currently occupies that position in 2022, keep on reading to know who he is.
What is The House of Representatives?
Nigeria’s House of Representatives is the lower house of the National Assembly while the upper house is the senate. The House of Representatives meeting place in at the National Assembly Complex in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. There are 360 members in the House of Representatives each of whom serves 4-year terms. The person who presides over the house is know as the Speaker of the House of Representatives and that is who I will be talking about in this article.
The Current Speaker of The House of Representatives 2022
The current Speaker of the House of Representatives is known as Femi Gbajabiamila. His full name is Olufemi Hakeem Gbajabiamila. He is a Nigerian lawyer and politician and a member of the All Progressives Congress, APC. And he has been the Speaker of the House of Representatives since 2019. He is married to Salamatu Gbajabiamila.
Femi Gbajabiamila’s Education and Early Life
The current Speaker of the House of Representatives was born in 1962 on the 25th of June. He is currently 60 years old. His father is Mr Lateet Gbajabiamila while his mother was Mrs Olufunke Gbajabiamila. Femi Gbajabiamila was born in Lagos, Nigeria.
For his primary education, Femi Gbajabiamila attended Mainland Preparatory School while he completed his secondary education at Igbobi College in 1973. He did his A-level at King Williams College in the United Kingdom. And then in 1983, Femi Gbajabiamila graduated from the University of Lagos with a Bachelor’s degree in law. He graduated with honors and was called to bar in 1984 in Nigeria.
Femi Gbajabiamila has his own law firm called Femi Gbaja & Co. But before establishing his firm, he first worked at Bentley Edu & Co, a law firm in Lagos. He also attended Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School in the United States of America from where he earned a Juris Doctor. And then he established a law firm in Atlanta after passing the Georgian bar exam in 2001.
Femi Gbajibiamila’s Political History and Career
Fem’s Gbajabiamila’ s brush with the House of Representatives didn’t start when he became the Speaker of the House of Representatives in 2019. His first election to the House of Representatives was in 2003 and he represented Lagos State Surelere 1 Constituency.
Femi Gbajabiamila has held various positions in the House of Research including Minority Leader in the 7th National Assembly and head of adhoc committee before he emerged Speaker of the House of Representatives in the 9th National Assembly which he won with 283 votes while his rival had 78 votes.
The current Speaker of the House of Representatives in Nigeria 2022 is known as Femi Gbajabiamila and he came into office in 2019. I hope you have enjoyed reading this article. Let me know your thoughts in the comment section and follow aroundabuja.com for more updates if you haven’t done so already.
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