Nigerian Professionals Rally Support For Tajudeen To Become Reps Speaker


Nigerian Professionals Rally Support For Tajudeen To Become Reps Speaker

A group of professionals under the aegis of Nigerian Professionals For Good Leadership (NPGL) have given their support to the emergence of the lawmaker representing Zaria Federal Constituency of Kaduna State, Hon. Abbas Tajudeen as the Speaker of the 10th House of Representatives.

National Coordinator of NPGL, Barrister Alex Ejiofor made the group’s position known on Monday in Abuja. Ejiofor who was in company of other executive members of the group described Abass Tajudeen as the obvious best and first amongst his equals at the Federal House of Representatives.

Speaking further to newsmen on Monday, Ejiofor described the House Committee Chairman for Land Transport as the most qualified and best prepared lawmaker to become the new speaker of the 10th House of Representatives.

Barrister Ejiofor said, aside the leadership qualities and educational standing of Hon. Tajudeen, he also gave the federal lawmaker the deserved credit for being the only federal lawmaker from the North-West region who has thus far sponsored 74 bills. The group’s coordinator also harped on the fact that Tajudeen is a man of unblemished integrity and he is manifestly loved and trusted by his fellow federal lawmakers.

Moreover, Ejiofor also alluded to the the burning desire of Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai to have Hon. Abass Tajudeen as the next speaker of Nigeria House of Representatives. He added that El-Rufai had earlier made his desire known to APC supporters in Zaria that he would love to see the Iyan Zazzau emerge as the next speaker of the House of Representatives.

He quoted Governor Nasir El-Rufai as saying, ” Finally,I had wanted to travel to Lagos yesterday and see Asiwaju in respect of the Speaker. He said he would be coming to Abuja today.

“But the most important thing I will request from him , if at all I contributed to his success in the election, the only pay back is for the Iyan Zazzau to become Speaker.

“I thank you immensely for casting your votes for him. This is because if you had decided not to vote for him, we wouldn’t have gathered here Alhamdulillahi”.

Meanwhile, Ejiofor likewise described Hon. Tajudeen as a legislator that is highly favoured by majority of all the returning and new members of the House of Representatives to become their Speaker. He therefore appealed to other returning and new members that are yet to join the Tajudeen camp to queue behind a man who is obviously the most suitable in character, experience and academic qualifications.

“We are glad that the individual being projected today is someone of impeccable character. He is a man of good moral standing and deep intellect. Hon. Abass Tajudeen
is cool, calm, calculated and highly
experienced in lawmaking. He well educated and has done enough to
win the trust and confidence of his colleagues. Hon. Abass is undoubtedly the best man for this Speakership job and we urge every member of the House of Representatives that may still be outside of the camp to join the victory bound ship of Hon. Abass Tajudeen”.

However, Ejiofor added that it was important for the APC to tidy up
its house in order not to have a speaker that would be foisted on the party through a civilian coup. He further stressed that this was necessary so that all the federal lawmakers elected on APC platform would be on the same page ahead of the inauguration of the 10th House of Representatives.

Reeling out credentials of the 59 year-old Abass Tajudeen, he was further described by Ejiofor as a vastly experienced legislator who has served in various House Committees that include
National Planning and Economic Development, Public Procurement, Defence, Social Duties, Finance and Commerce. The Iyan Zazzau was also said to have served as the Vice Chairman of Legislative Compliance Committee from May 2011 to May 2015.

More so, Abass Tajudeen is a Doctorate degree holder in Business Management from the Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto
He was awarded his Ph.D award in 2010. Earlier, the lawmaker had in 1993 obtained a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Ahmadu Bello University. The Iyan Zazzau is also a Bachelor’s degree holder in Business Administration from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He obtained this degree in flying colours in 1988. It was added that Abbas Tajudeen had much earlier attended Kaduna Teacher’s College (KTC) Kaduna where he obtained a grade II certificate in 1981.

Throwing light on the career trajectory of Hon. Abass Tajudeen,
the group’s coordinator said the federal lawmaker worked as a primary school teacher from 1981 to 1988. It was added that Abbas also worked as a polytechnic lecturer before he moved to the Kaduna State University (KASU) in 1993. The lawmaker worked as a lecturer at KASU until 2001 when he resigned to take up another employment with NTC as Marketing Manager from 2001 to 2005.

Ejiofor described Abass Tajudeen as an ardent believer in the institution of marriage. He also said
Tajudeen has since remained happily married with responsible children because of his firm belief in the institution of marriage. Ejiofor equally described Abass as a Fellow of the Association of Hospitality Management of Nigeria.

According to Ejiofor, Tajudeen has won several back-to-back awards as the Best Performing House of Representatives Member. He had earlier been decorated as the Best Service Manager by Nigerian Institude of Management, Zaria in 2009. The Iyan Zazzau was in 1993 done the honour of Best Head of Department by Kaduna State Polytechnic. In same 1993, he won the award of Best Student in International Finance at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. In 1981, Abass was decorated with the Katsina Teachers College award for the Best Student in History.

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