Biography of Femi Gbajabiamila, Age, Career and Net Worth

Femi Gbajabiamila Biography

Olufemi Hakeem Gbajabiamila is a Nigerian lawyer and politician. He was the Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives from 2019 to 2023. He was appointed the Chief of Staff to President Tinubu in June 2023. Femi Gbajabiamila was born on June 25, 1962 into the family of Lateef and Olufunke Gbajabiamila.

Femi Gbajabiamila Profile


Femi Gbajabiamila

Real Name

Olufemi Hakeem Gbajabiamila


June 25, 1962


61 years (2023)



State of Origin

Lagos State








Salamatu Gbajabiamila

Net worth

$26 million

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Educational Background 

Femi Gbajabiamila Education

Femi Gbajabiamila had his elementary education in Lagos at the Mainland Preparatory School and proceeded to Igbobi College, Yaba in 1973 for his secondary education where he graduated in 1978.

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He enrolled at the King Williams College, Isle of Man, United Kingdom for his ‘A Levels’ and graduated in 1980.

Femi Gbajabiamila returned to Nigeria and was accepted into the University of Lagos for LLB (Bachelor of Law) degree programme.

He graduated with honors in 1983, proceeded to the Nigerian Law School and was called to the Nigerian bar in 1984. Years later.

Femi Gbajabiamila attended John Marshall Law School in Atlanta Georgia where he graduated top of his class earning himself a Juris Doctorate.


Femi Gbajabiamila Career

Femi Gbajabiamila established his own law firm, Femi Gbaja and Co. on Broad Street, Lagos, before traveling to the United States for further education.

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Femi Gbajabiamila started his journey in politics when he joined the defunct Alliance for Democracy (AD) and won his first term election in the House of Representatives in 2003 to represent the Surulere I constituency of Lagos State .

He was re-elected in 2007 and elected as Action Congress (AC) leader and Minority Whip of the House. Bills and motions he supported, among others, were the Employee Rights Bill, Local content in Construction Industry Bill, Vocational Schools Bill, The Economic Stimulus Bill, Interest-Free Students Loan and Establishment of Nigeria Education Bank Bill.

In 2011, Femi Gbajabiamila 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.

He was elected for fourth term in 2015 but lost his bid to become Speaker to Yakubu Dogara.

Femi Gbajabiamila was however elected Leader of the 8th House of Representatives on July 28, 2015. After his re-election at the 2019 general election, the APC announced him as the party’s candidate to head the 9th House.

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Gbajambila was elected the speaker of the Federal House of Representative in 2019.

In 2023, Femi Gbajambila was appointed the Chief of Staff to President Tinubu in June 2023.

Personal life 

Femi Gbajabiamila Wife

Gbajambila is married to Salamatu Gbajabiamila. He is a Muslim of Yoruba origin.

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