The vow was made on Wednesday during Gbajabiamila’s inaugural statement, which lasted 23 minutes, at the beginning of the 9th House’s valedictory session in Abuja. Gbajabiamila has been appointed as the President’s Chief of Staff.
The Speaker acknowledged the support of his fellow legislators and referred to his new position as humble.
He gave the lawmakers his word that he would make an effort in his new position to foster “a cordial and productive relationship between the executive and legislative arms of government while respecting the independence and prerogatives of the legislature.”
As I move into my new role—one that is different from the one I have had for all these years—Gbajabiamila continued, “I beg for your support and best wishes as we continue to work together to advance the cause and realize the promise of Nigeria. Both this House and all of you will be missed by me. You can be sure that I shall think fondly of you all wherever the path leads me since you all have made a difference in my life that words alone cannot adequately explain.
The Speaker warned of the severe ramifications for the nation in the future by expressing concern about the migration of Nigerians due to sociopolitical and economic difficulties.
In addition, Gbajabiamila said, “As I transition into my new job, a one that is different from the one I have had for these many years, I beg for your support and best wishes as we continue to cooperate to advance the cause and realize the potential of Nigeria. Both this House and each and every one of you will be missed. You can trust that no matter where life takes me, I will always remember how much you all have enriched my life. Words alone can’t explain how much I appreciate you all.
As a result of sociopolitical and economic difficulties, the Speaker of the House expressed alarm about the migration of Nigerians and warned of the severe repercussions for the nation in the future.
Gbajabiamila lamented the fact that Nigeria was losing its top talent to other nations.
According to the report, Nigeria has been losing its inhabitants to largely Western nations due to career and educational prospects. This migration wave is known as Japa.
According to Gbajabiamila, “Our country confronts several big issues notwithstanding the huge expenditures we have made to upgrade our public infrastructure and the numerous reforms we have undertaken to transform how we operate the government.
Many of our fellow citizens are now questioning whether the promise of democracy will ever materialize in their lives as a result of these difficulties. Too many of our youth have completely lost faith and are making the decision in large numbers to go for their fortunes and futures in other countries.
If we don’t take immediate action, the implications of this loss will soon become painfully obvious. We are losing some of our best and brightest.
How do we assure a strong, active economy that creates opportunity for everyone who works hard to thrive through their labor and ingenuity? he questioned. How can we defend our people against robbers and rebels, small-time offenders, and other bad guys who want to hurt them for selfish reasons or other agendas? How do we win back the trust of our young people so that a large number of them no longer believe that the only way to fulfill their greatest ambitions is to seek their fortune in distant, frequently dangerous lands?
“All of us in government must provide answers to these crucial concerns or face facing the harsh judgment of history. We have the chance to make the difficult decisions and take the required steps with every new day to ensure the future of our country. We have less time to take action and more urgent obligations with each passing day.