House of Representative Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila has met with members interested in succeeding him.
Those at the meeting include Deputy Speaker Ahmed Idris Wase; Chairman, House Committee on Appropriation Aliyu Mukthar Betara; Chairman, House Committee on Navy, Yusuf Adamu Gagdi; Chairman, House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Benjamin Kalu and Chairman, House Committee in Land Transport, Tajudeen Abbas.
Others include Chairman, House Committee on Disaster Preparedness, Abdulraheem Olawuyi; Chairman, House Committee on Water Resources, Sada Soli Jibia, Abubakar Makki Yalleman and Sani Jaji.
They were joined at the meeting by Deputy House Leader, Peter Akpatason.The Speaker, who announced the meeting on his Twitter handle @femigbaja, that he believe each of the nine aspirants at the meeting has the capacity to lead the House and build on the legacies of the 9th Assembly.
He said: ‘Yesterday (Thursday), I met with aspirants for the office of the Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives in the coming 10th Assembly. All 9 aspirants I have known and worked with for many years and I have no doubt will do well in continuing and building on the legacy of the 9th Assembly”.