He revealed this in a recent statement by Lanre Lasisi, Special Adviser on Media, and Publicity to the Speaker.
According to him, Alhaji AbdulSamad Isiaka Rabiu is worthy of being celebrated as a foremost industrialist that is now a top employee of labour in Nigeria.
He added that the age of 60 is a milestone in one’s life and he should keep rededicating himself to service to humanity.
Dangote added, “We, at the Dangote Group acknowledge and commend the immense contributions you have made to the growth of the organised private sector in particular and the development of Nigeria in general.
“As a seasoned businessman, your inputs and investments in the areas of commodity trading and subsequently, manufacturing, infrastructure and agricultural sectors in Nigeria have helped to uplift the economy of this country and by extension, that of Africa.”
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Olufemi Hakeem Gbajabiamila (born 25 June 1962), is a Nigerian lawyer, All Progressives Congress Leader, and Speaker of Nigeria’s 9th House of Representatives.
Olufemi “Femi” Hakeem Gbajabiamila was born on 25 June 1962 to Mr. Lateef Gbajabiamila and Mrs. Olufunke Gbajabiamila in Lagos, Nigeria. He attended Mainland Preparatory School for elementary education and Igbobi College in 1973 for secondary education. Subsequently he enrolled at King William’s College on the Isle of Man, United Kingdom for his A-Level. He was accepted into the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He graduated from Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) with honors in 1983 and was called to the Nigerian bar in 1984.
He first worked for the law firm, Bentley Edu & Co., in Lagos, and then established his own law firm, Femi Gbaja & Co. He then earned his Juris Doctor from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School in Georgia, USA, passed the Georgian bar exam in 2001, and set up a law firm in Atlanta. While in the USA, he actively participated in the election of Bill Campbell who later went on to become Mayor of Atlanta.
He was elected speaker in the 9th National Assemly, House of Representative, with 283 vote, while his opponent Mohammed Umar Bago, came Second with 78 votes.
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