Gbajabiamila To Unveil New Leadership Style
The newly elected Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has promised to carry opposition lawmakers along in committee membership and leadership.
He made his position known on Monday while fielding questions from State House correspondents after a meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Naija News recalls Gbajabiamila emerged speaker of the House of Representatives after defeating his opponent, Umar Bago at the election which held during the 9th National Assembly inauguration last week.
Mr Gbajabiamila added that Monday’s meeting with the Vice President was all about discussing National issues and profer solutions to the country’s problems.
“Those were the issues we discussed; it was not a personal visit; but you can call it a hybrid between personal and official; but mostly official, addressing the issues of the problem.
“We discussed on how the executive and the legislature can collaborate to make life better for Nigeria and Nigerians.
“Committees will be unfolded in the next few weeks and you will see how we intend to carry the opposition along; I am not letting anything out of the bag but you can be sure that they will be carried along.
“You heard my inaugural speech; we are going to be doing things differently; we are going to build on whatever the achievements are of the 8th Assembly.
“It is going to be a reformed house; the reforms are going to be dished out piecemeal so as not to shut the system.
“But there will be reforms that will be for the benefit of the country. We see how it goes,’’ he said.
However, the Speaker’s position on working with the opposition parties may be contrary to the position adopted by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, who in April said the party will not share leadership positions in the 9th National Assembly with opposition members.