Nigeria’s future worth fighting for, says Gbajabiamila as ninth NASS ends
The outgoing speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, says that he believes the nation’s future is worth fighting for even as the ninth Nigeria National Assembly (NASS) comes to an end.
Gbajabiamila on Wednesday took to Twitter to give his farewell speech while also drawing the ninth NASS to its conclusion.
“As we bring this 9th @HouseNGR to a close, I am proud to say that by our joint effort at nation-building, we have ensured that the cause of Nigeria will long endure and the dreams of our nation’s founding fathers will not die,” he tweeted.
“We came, we saw, and while there is much yet to conquer, we have done our duty to God and country. I came to this honourable House 20 years ago, filled with hope for our nation’s future.
“I leave this office today with hope unbroken, my enthusiasm to serve remains undiminished.
“I am more confident that our best days are ahead and that we can build a future where our nation is a beacon of excellence, a refuge and a place of pride for all who salute our flag and swear allegiance to our constitution.
“This is a future worth fighting for; this is the future I will never stop fighting for. Thank you, goodbye, God bless you, and God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” Gbajabiamila wrote.
Recall that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu (BAT) had last Friday in a statement signed by the State House spokesman, Abiodun Oladunjoye announced the appointment of Gbajabiamila as the new Chief of Staff.
Gbajabiamila took over the mantle of leadership as the Speaker of the 9th House of Representatives in 2019.
He was returning to the House for his 5th term back in 2019 and after an unsuccessful attempt to become the Speaker four years earlier in 2015, he clinched the position in an unprecedented manner.
Gbajabiamila polled a total number of 281 votes to defeat his opponent back then, Mohammed Umar Bago, who is now the governor of Niger State.
June 11, 2019, was a day to remember in Nigeria’s history because that was the day that the Nigerian Parliament for the first time got someone who had occupied both the Minority and Majority leadership positions in our history elected as Speaker.