By Michael Effiong
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has stated emphatically that he is not at war with his staunch supporter, Hon. Abdulmumuni Jibrin.
The clarification became necessary when stories began to make the rounds that the two close frIends had fallen out and that was why Jibrin was not given any Chairmanship position in the list of Committees released during the week.
Truth be told, everyone had expected Hon. Jibrin, who had resigned from the exalted position of Chairman, Appropriation , when he ran in to trouble with the leadership of the 8th House and was suspended, to return, but his name was conspicuously absent.
Speaker, Gbajabiamila took to social media to issue a statement and give an explanation, revealing that there was no issue between the two men and in fact leaving out Jibrin was a mutual decision.
He revealed that Jibrin was part of the tedious process of selecting the respective chairmen and had indicated that he even wanted to leave the house to serve at the Executive Arm, return to the academia and tend to his private business.
Commenting on the post, Jibrin thanked Gbajabiamila and jocularly added-Thank you Mr Speaker @femigbaja for the clarification and your kind words. On a lighter note, very soon I may be in the labour market. I will be a free agent. My CV is ready. Any offer? 😊 https://t.co/bLgw11xgzo