The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has expressed excitement over the membership of his recently appointed media team.
The Speaker said he is excited because his media team is populated by young people whom he described as vibrant and ready to work in the interest of Nigeria.
Speaking during his maiden meeting with members of his media team in Abuja on Saturday, Gbajabiamila said he personally conducted searches on each of the six members of the media team and that he was satisfied with their pedigree.
He said as far as he could remember, this is the first media team by any Speaker with the highest number of young people.
Gbajabiamila said although the task ahead of his media team would be tough, he believed the members have the capacity to deliver.
"I'm so excited by this team because you're mostly young people. I did my personal search on each of you, and I came to the conclusion that you all should be part of my media team. I'm not the only one excited about your appointments; a lot of people are excited about you people, and I feel good about that.
"Of course moving forward, Nigeria is all about young people. I know the task ahead of you will be very tough, but I also know that you all have the capacity to deliver," he said.
The Speaker restated his commitment to his campaign slogan, which is 'Nation Building: A Joint Task,' calling on the members of his media team to join him in achieving that.
He said he would bring reforms that would help shape and redefine the Nigerian legislature in the eyes of the public, some of which are already being rolled out such as the e-parliament and electronic voting.
The Speaker said the House under him would do everything possible to change the wrong perception of the public about the Legislature.
Responding, the Special Adviser to the Speaker on Media and Publicity, Olanrewaju Lasisi, who is the leader of the team, thanked the Speaker for finding him and the five other members worthy of being appointed into his media team.
Lasisi said he along with other members of the team would bring their experience to bear in justifying the confidence the Speaker had on them before appointing them to work for him.
Other members of the Speaker's media team, appointed on Thursday, are Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Chief Press Secretary; Dele Anofi, Special Assistant, Print Media; Kunle Somoye, Special Assistant on Electronic and Broadcast Media; Bukola Ogunyemi, Special Assistant on New Media, and Ayo Adeagbo, Special Assistant on Visual Communication/Official Photographer.
Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Speaker, House of Representatives