9th Senate’ll be a well-resourced Senate – Lawan

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President of the Senate, Senator Ahmed Lawan has assured Nigerians that the 9th Senate will operate as an institution that is largely accountable, participatory and responsive to the needs and aspirations of the citizenry.
In his acceptance speech after the oath of office, Lawan said his leadership of the Senate and National Assembly a whole will be fair and just to all, irrespective of party affiliation, religious and ethnic extractions.

The emotion laden Senate President, stated that the task of rebuilding Nigeria and renewing the dreams is sacrosanct, “the elections are over, and we are already back together in the spirit of one indivisible Senate, United in our commitment to work for Nigerian people. “Working together, we will begin the urgent task of rebuilding our institutions and renewing the Nigerian dreams. I pledged to do my best to serve the best interest of the institution, it’s members and the good people of Nigeria.
“In the 9th Senate, no dream is too big to imagine, no challenge is too great to surmount. We will pursue our goal of a better and brighter future, we will no longer settle for anything less than the best. We will work with and collaborate with other arms of government to reclaim out country and restore our values.”

The President of the Senate – Senator Lawan at the Inauguration of the 9th Assembly

To this end, the Senate President promised that his leadership will focus on improving the institutional capacity and capabilities of the Senate for effective performance of its constitutional and political duties in the most cost effective and service enhancing manner.
Lawan further assured that issues such as Bills and motions progression and tracking, enhanced internal operational and funding of committees, an open and ICT driven Senate will be on front burner.
His words, “we are going to work collaboratively with the executive arm of government to strengthen our planning and budget linkages that ensures effective service delivery and fulfilment of government obligations to the citizens.
“We have a plan to make Nigeria an economic growth hub and the most sought after business destination in Africa. This is to be achieved through legislative and policy coordination with these executive arm of government to out in place the necessary reforms and legal instrument that promote the diversification and investment in the critical sectors of the Nigerian economy.” Lawan assured
The President of the Senate also hinted that the current high level of youth unemployment, underdevelopment and high use if illicit drugs as well as depression and high rate of suicide will be topmost agenda for the 9th Senate.
“We will collaborate with the House of Representatives and State Houses of Assembly, with the view to having legislative partnership that address the essential challenges of corruption, insecurity, emerging criminal gangs, kidnapping, poverty, decayed educational system that has left Nigeria with an embarrassing reported figure of 14 million out of school children.
“Within us as a Senate, our leadership will commit to partnership rather than partisanship and between us and the executive arm of government, we will choose unity of purpose over conflict and discord. He said.
Lawan however saluted the support he got from his colleagues and various political parties on whose platform he stood for election saying, “I owe all of you debt of gratitude for your sterling services to our country.


“Working together, we will begin the urgent task of rebuilding our institutions and renewing the Nigerian dreams. I pledged to do my best to serve the best interest of the institution, it’s members and the good people of Nigeria.
“In the 9th Senate, no dream is too big to imagine, no challenge is too great to surmount. We will pursue our goal of a better and brighter future, we will no longer settle for anything less than the best. We will work with and collaborate with other arms of government to reclaim out country and restore our values.”
To this end, the Senate President promised that his leadership will focus on improving the institutional capacity and capabilities of the Senate for effective performance of its constitutional and political duties in the most cost effective and service enhancing manner.
Lawan further assured that issues such as Bills and motions progression and tracking, enhanced internal operational and funding of committees, an open and ICT driven Senate will be on front burner.
His words, “we are going to work collaboratively with the executive arm of government to strengthen our planning and budget linkages that ensures effective service delivery and fulfilment of government obligations to the citizens.
“We have a plan to make Nigeria an economic growth hub and the most sought after business destination in Africa. This is to be achieved through legislative and policy coordination with these executive arm of government to out in place the necessary reforms and legal instrument that promote the diversification and investment in the critical sectors of the Nigerian economy.” Lawan assured
The President of the Senate also hinted that the current high level of youth unemployment, underdevelopment and high use if illicit drugs as well as depression and high rate of suicide will be topmost agenda for the 9th Senate.
“We will collaborate with the House of Representatives and State Houses of Assembly, with the view to having legislative partnership that address the essential challenges of corruption, insecurity, emerging criminal gangs, kidnapping, poverty, decayed educational system that has left Nigeria with an embarrassing reported figure of 14 million out of school children.
“Within us as a Senate, our leadership will commit to partnership rather than partisanship and between us and the executive arm of government, we will choose unity of purpose over conflict and discord. He said.
Lawan however saluted the support he got from his colleagues and various political parties on whose platform he stood for election saying, “I owe all of you debt of gratitude for your sterling services to our country.

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