Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has resigned his membership of the 10th House.
According to reports, Gbajabiamila presented his letter of resignation on the floor of the house and it was read by the newly-sworn in speaker, Tajudeen Abbas on Wednesday.
Following his resignation, Gbajabiamila is expected to resume his new role as the Chief of Staff to President Bola Tinubu today (Wednesday).
Recall that the former Speaker had been inaugurated alongside his colleagues on Tuesday.
With Gbajabiamila’s resignation from his role as the Speaker of the House, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will now conduct a fresh election to fill the role.
Before his resignation, Gbajabiamila moved the first motion in the new House which was on the need to prepare to avert the negative effects of the forecast of heavy flooding in some parts of the country.
The House passed the resolutions accordingly.
Thereafter, Speaker Tajudeen Abbas read his resignation letter and declared his seat vacant.
“I have assumed my new office as the Chief of Staff to the President in readiness to work with Mr. President in delivering his Renewed Hope agenda for Nigeria”, he said. OYO NEWS