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The 9th House Is Focused On Tackling National Economic Challenges – Femi Gbajabiamila

Femi Gbajabiamila

Femi Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has come out to say that the House would do all it can to fasten the consideration and amendment of the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA).

He revealed this during a meeting with the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council led by the Special Adviser to the president on Ease of Doing Business, Dr Jumoke Oduwole.

According to him, it has become important in order to enhance the legal framework for doing business in Nigeria.

He added that one of the priorities of the 9th House is to do everything possible to tackle national economic issues, saying that passing the CAMA amendment bill will fast-track this solution.

His words, “The House has prioritized the issue of the economy. We will look at the bill and fast-track it as it is in the interest of the country. We will consider it and do what we need to do.”

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Femi Gbajabiamila (born June 25, 1962, surname also spelled Gbaja-Biamila and Gbajabiamila) is a Nigerian lawyer, All Progressives Congress Leader, and House Leader of Nigeria’s 8th House of Representatives.

Gbaja Biamila attended Igbobi College in Yaba, Lagos, King William’s College on the Isle of Man, United Kingdom, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, United States, and the University of Lagos in Lagos.

Gbajabiamila was the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives in the 7th National Assembly. He was head of the House of Representatives ad hoc committee investigating claims by the Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON) that 140.9 Billion Naira (about $1Bn), which was owed by ‘Zenon Petroleum & Gas Limited’ and ‘Forte Oil Plc’, has been paid. The call for investigation of the reported payment was made by another lawmaker, Bimbo Daramola who moved the motion that the House set up a panel to verify the claims by AMCON that the Femi Otedola-owned two companies have paid back the money which the government of Nigeria paid for petroleum products reportedly not delivered as agreed upon by the dictates of the government’s fuel subsidy scheme.

He was elected speaker in 9th National Assemly, House of Representative, with 283 vote, while his stronger opponent Mohammed Umar Bago, came Second with 78 votes.

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