Speaker of the ninth House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has guaranteed Nigerians that the House would not be an elastic stamp.
In his acknowledgment discourse in the wake of rising successful as the Speaker, Gbajabiamila said there would be change in the House.
He stated: “It is my respect and joy to address you today as the properly chosen Speaker of the ninth House of Representatives. No more prominent respect should be possible a man than to be chosen by his friends as their pioneer and leading figure. This is the respect you have given in all seriousness bless your heart.
“I express gratitude toward Mr President, my Party chiefs and associates crosswise over Party lines for the certainty rested in me. I thank my better half and family for enduring my extended periods of time and being missing throughout the months however above all I thank the Almighty Allah for I see his thumb and impressions all over from the minute this crusade began.
“Hon Colleagues, I comprehend that I hold this office in trust for you and Nigerians. Aware of this hallowed trust I thus devote myself to the administration of this Honorable House and of the great residents of this extraordinary nation, with the dedication that I will consistently endeavor to guard the constitution of our Republic. I similarly subscribe to dependably watch the principles of equity, value and reasonableness in my dealings with my partners, and to apply the beliefs of straightforwardness, integrity and responsibility in my administration of the undertakings of this Honorable House.
“The Contest for the Speakership of this ninth Assembly is currently finished and its opportunity to proceed onward. Our nation is by and by gone up against with a horde of issues and it is our duty as individuals from this organization to set aside political, ideological and different contrasts that may occupy us from the task the Nigerian individuals have sent us here to perform. There’s significantly more that join us than separation us.
“There is much work to be done and we should now pull together, move up our sleeves, settle down and take care of the people groups business. Whatever ideological group every last one of us may have a place, we should be aware of the way that Nigerians are really burning of good administration and are looking to us to be the specialists that will through significant enactment battle security, destitution, defilement, and different issues and logical inconsistencies that have kept our nation down and hindered our advancement. It is this message of solidarity and meeting up that educated the topic regarding our crusade… NATION BUILDING, A JOINT TASK.
“We have chosen to convey this subject into the tasks of the ninth Assembly. As should be obvious, the logo, which exemplifies all gatherings spoke to in the House, will be shown forever behind the Speakers seat for all to see and as a consistent notice of what this Assembly is about. We should stay one country bound in opportunity, harmony and solidarity. Our vision is exceptionally straightforward, and that is to utilize the authoritative stage and the instrumentality of the law to make Nigeria a superior and progressively flawless association.
“My representative Hon Ahmed Idris and I accompany a combined 30-year authoritative experience which we mean to convey in making our vision a reality. It was Winston Churchill that said “we bring home the bacon by what we get however we make by what we give a real existence”.. I found those words exceptionally significant and Hon Wase and I expect to have satisfaction through what we will give for the following 4 years.
“The moment is not too far off and history of a people when they grill the over a significant time span, survey past penances, erroneous conclusions and mistakes and by and large choose to settle on change, harmony and advancement. We are at such a minute in this nation. Hon Colleagues of the ninth Assembly this is our time, this is our minute and history calls.
“The ninth Assembly under my initiative will be a House of changes or in the event that you like a change Assembly. The changes will be doled out piecemeal and at interims so as not to stun the framework. Pushing ahead hence my dear associates, it won’t be nothing new and we will shake the table only a bit. We will present different changes that will reposition this organization yet please rest guaranteed that they will be for more prominent’s benefit. On our shoulders lie the obligation of cooperating as a House to protect the eventual fate of our incredible nation. The House must be transformed before the nation can be changed We just can’t and should not come up short.
“In such manner thus as to rapidly get down to business, I am declaring the arrangement of Hon Sanusi Rikiji the previous Speaker of Zamfara State as my Chief of Staff. Hon Sanusi accompanies an abundance of administrative experience and I trust his consideration in this Assembly will include huge esteem.
“Hon Colleagues there’s much work to be done in such brief period. Lets roll our sleeves and get the opportunity to work. Nigerians are pausing. God favor all of you”.