The speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has called on his aides to live up to the mandate of the ninth Assembly.
Gbajabiamila while speaking at a two-day retreat organized for the aides of the Speaker, Federal House of Representatives in Abuja on Friday, September 13, although he has been impressed by their contribution, he believes there is room for more.
The retreat themed, “That we may succeed in our collective mandate” was put together by the speaker’s office in conjunction with Partnership to Engage Reform and Learn (PERL ).
In his opening remarks, the speaker said it gives him great confidence that he assembled a great team that is transformational.
He also urged the aides to use the opportunity to learn from each other and all the various leadership of the National Assembly.
“Exchange ideas that would guide your interactions as we work together. It is the House of Representatives that meets the highest expectations of all its citizens.”
“I want you as always to remember what our vision is. This is our mandate and we must live it to the best because there’s no alternative,” Gbajabiamila said.
Stating that the ability of every political leader to convert campaign promises into actions and expectations to achievements depends largely on the aides, the advisers and the assistants, Gbajabiamila said his success as the speaker ninth House of Representatives depends on the new aides.
“Do the work that you have been assigned and do so diligently with integrity never leaving room for friends and foes alike to question your commitment.”