Gbajabiamila pledges accountability, probity
Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila performed his first official assignment with an assurance to be accountable, transparent and ensure probity in line with the oath of office and allegiance he took after the election.
In his acceptance speech, Gbajabiamila promised to embark on radical reforms during his tenure, while appealing to his opponents to put the elections behind them and team up with him to achieve good result.
While noting that he holds the office in trust reposed in him by his colleagues across party lines, Gbajabiamila dedicated himself to the service of the House and of the good citizens of the country.
“I equally commit myself to always observe the tenets of justice, equity and fairness in my dealings with my colleagues, and to apply the ideals of transparency, probity and accountability in my management of the affairs of this Honourable House,” he said.
He added that the House would address myriads of challenges ranging from insecurity, poverty, corruption and other problems and contradictions that had held our country back and stunted its development.
“It is this message of unity and coming together that informed the theme of our campaign, ‘Nation Building, a joint task.’ We have decided to carry this theme into the operations of the ninth Assembly.
“As you can see, the logo, which embodies all parties represented in the House, will be displayed permanently behind the Speaker’s chair for all to see and as a constant reminder of what this Assembly is all about.
“We must remain one nation bound in freedom, peace and unity. Our vision is very simple and that is to use the legislative platform and the instrumentality of the law to make Nigeria a better and more perfect union,” he said.