WITH a promise that the Ninth Senate will work for the nation’s progress, Senate President Ahmad Lawan yesterday cautioned Nigerians towards compromising unity.
He described the structure of related parliamentary committees as an indication of National Assembly’s preparedness to work for the nation’s progress.
The Senate President pressured the significance of unity to nationwide improvement and cohesion.
Lawan spoke yesterday on the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on his return from pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.
He was obtained by Senators Barau Jibrin, Michael Opeyemi Bamidele and his Deputy Chief of Staff Mohammed Karage.
Lawan stated: “Nigerians should thank God that we are still together. As such, we should work to ensure that the unity of this country is not compromised.”
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The Senate President urged Nigerians to proceed to hope for his or her leaders, including that leaders are imagined to serve the folks.
According to him, no chief will wish to intentionally fail to carry out.
“Also, in times of challenges, like we are going through presently, Nigerians should continue to be behind their leaders with prayers and support backed by understanding. By the Grace of God, Nigeria will reach those great heights we have long prayed for,” Lawan stated.
The Senate President reiterated his attraction to the Executive arm of presidency on the should be on the identical web page with the National Assembly to reverse what he referred to as the undesirable pattern of the present finances cycle in Nigeria.
He stated: “We must work for a finances that will likely be handed by the National Assembly by December. That requires that we work assiduously with the Executive arm of presidency.
“We wish to have the finances laid earlier than the National Assembly by the tip of September and for the National Assembly to lock up the entire of October this 12 months for finances defence in order that it may be processed and handed earlier than we go on Christmas break. It is doable; it’s achievable and attainable.
“I’m sure if we are able to achieve that, Nigeria’s economy will witness a boost. Businesses in Nigeria will have something predictable to work with. I believe that together with the Executive arm of government, we should be able to do this as it is fundamental to us in the National Assembly. I’m sure the Executive arm is also looking forward to that.”
A press release by his media adviser, Ola Awoniyi, additionally quoted Lawan as saying the Ninth National Assembly has been correctly constituted, particularly with the assorted committees in place.