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Femi Gbajabiamila Biography, Early Life, Age, Family, Education, Career And Net Worth

Femi Gbajabiamila Biography
Femi Gbajabiamila is a Nigerian lawyer, politician and the current leader of the All Progressives Congress Leader. He is also serving as a Speaker of Nigeria's 9th House of Representatives. He was elected to the House to represent the Surulere I constituency of Lagos State in 2003 and re-elected in 2007.
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Femi Gbajabiamila Profile

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Full name: Olufemi Hakeem Gbajabiamila
Date of birth: 25th June 1962
Age: 58 years old (2020)
Place of birth: Lagos State, Nigeria
Parents: Mr Lateef Gbajabiamila, Mrs Olufunke Gbajabiamila
Nationality: Nigerian
Education: University of Lagos
Spouse: Salamatu Gbajabiamila
Children: Zaina Miuccia
Occupation: Lawyer, politician
Political party: All Progressives Congress (APC)
Net worth

Femi Gbajabiamila Biography, Date Of Birth, Age, Early Life, Family And Education

Femi Gbajabiamila was born on the 25th of June, 1962 into the family of Mr Lateef Gbajabiamila and Mrs Olufunke Gbajabiamila in Lagos State, Nigeria. He began his elementary education at Mainland Preparatory School. After obtaining his First School Leaving Certificate, he enrolled at Igbobi College for his secondary education.
He further proceeded to the United Kingdom, where he enrolled at the prestigious King William's College on the Isle of Man for his A-Level. On his return to Nigeria, Femi gained admission to study at the University of Lagos, Nigeria, graduating in 1983 with honours from Bachelor of Law (LL.B.). He was called to the Nigerian bar in 1984.

Career and Politics

After being called to the bar, Femi Gbajabiamila first worked for the law firm, Bentley Edu & Co., in Lagos before establishing his own law firm, Femi Gbaja & Co. He further earned his Juris Doctor from Atlanta's John Marshall Law School in Georgia, USA, passed the Georgian bar exam in 2001, and set up a law firm in Atlanta. 
While in the United States, he actively participated in the election of Bill Campbell who later went on to become Mayor of Atlanta.

Femi Gbajabiamila returned to Nigerian and contested and won the election to represent the Surulere I constituency of Lagos State (see Nigerian National Assembly delegation from Lagos) in the House of Representatives in 2003. He was re-elected in 2007 and elected as Action Congress (AC) leader and Minority Whip of the House.

In 2011, Gbaja Biamila contested and won a third term on the platform of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN). He was again re-elected ACN leader and leader of the opposition in the House.

In 2014, Gbajabiamila as the Leader of opposition in the House led his colleagues into the merger that gave birth to the APC.

Gbajabiamila was elected for the fourth term in 2015 but lost his bid to become Speaker to the House of Representatives Member for Bogoro/Dass, Nigeria/Tafawa Balewa, Yakubu Dogara. He was, however, elected speaker in the 9th National Assembly, House of Representative, with 283 votes, while his opponent Mohammed Umar Bago, came Second with 78 votes.

Controversies

Femi Gbajabiamila stirred controversies when he gifted his wife, Salamatu Gbajabiamila a Mercedes G-Wagon, which costs in the region of $300,000, for her 50th birthday. Considering his annual official salary of $25,000, he'd need to save for 12 years to be able to afford such a car. 
This also excluded a 1-day lavish party that he threw in celebration of the event, which trended for weeks on the Nigerian social media space.

Social Media Handles

You can connect with Femi Gbaja on:
Twitter @FemiGbaja

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