Femi Gbajabiamila

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Olufemi Hakeem Gbajabiamila (born 25 June 1962), is a Nigerian lawyer and current Speaker of Nigeria's 9th House of Representatives.[1]

Rep

Femi Gbajabiamila
Femi Gbajabiamila 2018.png
Speaker of the House of Representatives of Nigeria
Assumed office
12 June 2019
Preceded byYakubu Dogara
House Leader of the House of Representatives of Nigeria
In office
June 2015 – 12 June 2019
Preceded byOgor Okuweh
Minority Leader of the House of Representatives of Nigeria
In office
June 2011 – June 2015
Succeeded byOgor Okuweh
Minority Leader of the House of Representatives of Nigeria
In office
June 2007 – June 2011
Preceded byAhmed Salik
Member of the House of Representatives of Nigeria
In office
2003–2007
Personal details
Born (1962-06-25) 25 June 1962 (age 59)
Lagos State, Nigeria
NationalityNigerian
Political partyAll Progressive Congress (APC)
Spouse(s)Salamatu Gbajabiamila
ResidenceLagos
Alma materUniversity of Lagos
OccupationLegislature
Websitehttp://femigbajabiamila.com

Education[change | change source]

Gbajabiamila holds Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) with honors in 1983 and was called to the Nigerian bar in 1984.[1]

Career[change | change source]

Gbajabiamila began his career at 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.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Biography". Femi Gbajabiamila. Retrieved 2021-04-27.
  2. Oke, Valerie (2019-06-11). "8 Amazing Things You Should Know About New Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila". Information Nigeria. Retrieved 2021-04-27.