Femi Gbajabiamila, the outgoing speaker of the house of representatives, says those speculating his appointment as the chief of staff (COS) to President Bola Tinubu should allow the “system to work”.
There were reports on Thursday that Gbajabiamila had been named as the COS of the newly inaugurated president.
The reports claimed that the speaker was introduced as the COS at a meeting between Tinubu and security chiefs at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
A statement posted by his Chief of Staff, Olanrewaju Smart Wasiu on his official Facebook page on Thursday stated that: “After several hours of meetings and consultations, President Bola Tinubu has made his first appointment, picking the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, as the president’s Chief of Staff.”
Speaking to journalists after the meeting, Gbajabiamila declined to confirm the claims and said: “Let’s allow the system to work.”
“Be patient, be patient. The system works in its own way. Let’s allow the system to work,” the lawmaker added.
“We’ll see, we’ll see, we’ll see. Thank you very much.”