Lawan, Gbajabiamila meet Finance Minster over 2020 budget amendment

The Leadership of the National Assembly on Thursday met with the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning to be briefed by the latter on the plan by the Federal Government to amend the N10.59 trillion 2020 budget passed by the National Assembly in December last year. The meeting which had in attendance principal officers from both chambers, was presided over by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila. The Senate President, in his welcome address told the Executive arm…

Power Supply: Gbajabiamila meets Ministers, CBN Gov, NERC over protest by Nollywood actress

The Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives,Hon.Femi Gbajabiamila, on Wednesday met with the Minister of Power, Mr. Sale Mamman and the management of the National Electricity Regulatory Commission over a viral video by Nollywood actress, Ada Ameh. Ameh had in the viral video protested the poor electricity supply to Nigerians during the ongoing lockdown in major parts of the country to prevent the spread of Covid-19. With the Speaker at the meeting was the Minority Leader, Rep. Ndudi Elumelu; and Deputy Minority Whip, Rep. Adesegun Adekoya.   While NERC was…

Lawan, Gbajabiamila meet Ministers,others on planned 2020 budget review

The Leadership of the National Assembly on Wednesday held a meeting with some Ministers and Heads of agencies from the Executive arm of Government to brainstorm on the impact of Coronavirus pandemic on the Nigerian economy. The meeting specifically touched on the planned review of the 2020 budget and Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper passed late last year by the National Assembly. The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, who presided over the meeting, in his opening remarks said that an immediate review of the 2020 budget…

Gbajabiamila celebrates Razaq Okoya at 80

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has congratulated the Chairman of Eleganza Group and RAO Property Investment Company, Chief (Dr) Razaq Akanni Okoya on his 80th birthday. The Speaker in a congratulatory message by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, said Chief Razaq Okoya, a foremost industrialist, is one Nigerian that has contributed to the country’s growth in different ways through his group of companies over the years. The Speaker noted with delight how Chief Razaq helped in reducing the rate of unemployment in…

House to begin work on constitution review, PIGB next year – Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep Femi Gbajabiamila has assured that the House would commence work on the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) and the amendment of the 1999 Constitution next year. The Speaker said both the constitution review and the PIGB were part of the bills that the House would prioritise in 2020. He noted that the House would do everything within its powers to give Nigeria the best in terms of laws that would promote peace and good governance in the country. Gbajabiamila spoke at a…

Gbajabiamila Condoles Niger Govt,People over demise of federal lawmaker

The Speaker,Federal House of Representatives,Hon.Femi Gbajabiamila has condoled with the government and people of Niger State over the death of Hon. Jafaru Iliyasu Auna, member, representing Magama/Rijau Federal Constituency. Gbajabiamila, who was received at Government House, Minna, by Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, described the death of the Federal Lawmaker as a colossal loss, not just to his constituency and the state government but also the House of Representatives in particular and the country as a whole. “The sad news of his demise came to the House as a shock. It…

Vote for APC on Saturday, Gbajabiamila Urges Kogi, Bayelsa Electorate

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Hon.Femi Gbajabiamila has urged the electorates in Kogi and Bayelsa states to come out en masse and vote for the All Progressives Congress (APC) during Saturday’s governorship elections. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, the Speaker noted that voting for APC will be of immense benefit to the people of both states. Gbajabiamila also urged the electorate in the two states to conduct themselves peacefully before, during and after the elections. He said there was need…

We’ll give priority to human rights issues – Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives ,Femi Gbajabiamila has said that the 9th House would give priority to issues related to human rights. The Speaker said, the House would work closely with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to ensure that the rights of Nigerians are protected. Gbajabiamila, who spoke when he hosted the management of NHRC during a courtesy call in his office in Abuja on Wednesday, said the House would support the commission in any way possible to enhance its work. “We commend you for what you’ve…

NASS To Reform Nigeria’s Education Curriculum – Gbajabiamila

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that the National Assembly will work toward reforming Nigeria’s education curriculum. Gbajabiamila said this while speaking at the third convocation ceremony organised by the University of Benin and the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS) in Abuja on Monday. Represented by the Deputy Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase, the Speaker said the reform is to ensure Nigeria’s education system was in tune with current trends across the globe. He also harped on the…

January-December Budget Cycle Guarantees Implementation – Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has said that the National Assembly was doing everything to return the country’s budget to the January to December cycle for proper implementation. Gbajabiamila stated that the 1999 constitution provides that the country’s budget should run from January to December, except as otherwise prescribed by the National Assembly where there are strong reasons to do so. Gbajabiamila, who spoke on Wednesday at the opening of a 2-day public hearing on the 2020 budget organised by the joint Senate and House Committee…