A former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Ghali Na’Abba, on Tuesday said he has been jobless since he left the National Assembly in 2003.
Na’Abba was Speaker of the House on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party from 1999 to 2003 during the administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo.
He spoke during a national stakeholders’ summit on gender-based violence affecting young people in Nigeria, organised by the Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin-led Women Arise for Change Initiative.
Na’Abba, who chaired the occasion, said since he left office, he had considered various jobs but had not been able to settle for one until now.
He said with the revelation made at the event, he had decided to henceforth take up the job of a compere because of its lucrative nature.
He said, “In the last 11 years since I left the House of Representatives, I have been trying to find what to do.
“I have looked and considered various things to do professionally, I still have not come out with something.
“But today, I have learnt how lucrative it is to be an MC. Without trying to take the market share away from people like Adesuwa, let me say that I have now found something to do.
“From today, I want to become an MC. May be the next time the host is organising a programme, my name will feature as the MC”, he said.
Na’Abba’s comment was based on the host’s earlier remarks.
Dr. Okei-Odumakin had while delivering her welcome address, expressed appreciation to a popular broadcaster, Adesuwa Onyenekwe, for offering her service as Master of Ceremony free of charge.
She had said the public appreciation was necessary because the minimum fee the broadcaster charges per outing was N1m.