In the wake of Femi Gbajabiamila’s resignation as the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the current Speaker, Tajudeen Abbas, has officially declared the seat vacant.
This development marks a significant transition in the leadership of the House and sets the stage for the selection of a new Speaker to fulfill the responsibilities of the position.
The declaration followed Gbajabiamila’s letter of resignation in Abuja on Wednesday at the plenary under personal explanation.
Abbas, after receiving the letter and reading it to members said, “We have today declared the seat of Surulere Lagos Constituency vacant following the resignation of Gbajabiamila.
Gbajabiamila said in his letter of resignation addressed to the Speaker that he would take up a new role as the Chief of Staff (CoS) to President Bola Tinubu.
The immediate past Speaker further said he would cease to be a member of the 10th House of Representatives.
Gbajabiamila commended the House and people of his federal constituency following his appointment by the President, adding that serving the House and the people of his constituency has been a great honour.