Gbajabiamila, Hadejia, Akume and the challenge of new portfolios (

Gbajabiamila, Hadejia, Akume and the challenge of new portfolios


Gbajabiamila is married with children.

George Akume

Born 27th Dec. 1953, George Akume, former Executive Governor of Benue state, is a successful career Civil Servant, an Administrator, accomplished politician, and a member of the Great Tender Hall of Fame, University of Ibadan.

After the return to democracy in 1999 Akume contested the governorship elections, winning on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

He successfully ran for reelection in 2003 for a second term in office still on the PDP platform.

After his second tenure as the Governor of Benue State, Akume contested for the senatorial seat of Benue North West Senatorial District in the 2007 National Assembly elections and won.

At his second time of asking in the 2011 general elections, he was successfully reelected, this time, on the platform of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) party.

In 2015, following the merger of the ACN and some other parties in Nigeria to form the ALL Progressives Congress (APC), Akume contested again for the senatorial position of Benue North West with the ticket of the APC and was again successful.

He hails from Wannune Tarka Council Area of Benue State, a local government named after the famous minority right crusader, Late Senator Joseph Sarwuan Tarka.

He had his Primary Education at the then Native Authority (N.A) Primary School at his birth place (1960 66) and the former Government Secondary School, Otobi now Model Science School, Otukpo, Benue State, (1967 71) for his Secondary Education.

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He had his secondary education at Igbobi College, Yaba, Lagos and proceeded from there to the King Williams College, Isle of Man, the United Kingdom for his Advanced Level.

He graduated at the top of his class and went on to the University of Lagos for a threeyear LLB (Bachelor of Laws) degree programme.

He graduated from the University of Lagos with honours in 1983 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1984.

Femi Gbajabiamila started his career as a lawyer with the law firm of Bentley, Edu and Co., where he distinguished himself.

He put himself forward again in 2019 and was on the 12th of June, 2019 overwhelmingly elected Speaker of the 9th House of Representatives.

In the buildup to his election as the Speaker of the House, Gbajabiamila mounted an aggressive campaign where he galvanised his colleagues under the slogan Nation Building A Joint Task.

Shortly after his inauguration, the Speaker constituted an Adhoc Committee to draft a Legislative Agenda for the 9th House.


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