Nigeria's Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has revealed why he has the support of the opposition senators.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan
Senate President Ahmad Lawan has said the Ninth National Assembly will give maximum support to President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
He said this would enable it to achieve a better, prosperous and secured Nigeria for the good of the citizens, TheNation has revealed.
In a statement yesterday in Abuja by his Media Adviser, Ola Awoniyi, the Senate President said the Assembly would give the President the support needed to achieve the Next Level agenda in the interest of the people and country.
Lawan spoke on Tuesday at in his country home, Gashua, Yobe State, during his two-day visit to his constituents.
“Though there are pockets of opposition from other sides, I assure you all that we won’t fail the President.
“I solicit your prayers for all members of the National Assembly. I recall that I got 79 votes out of 107 senators who voted during the Senate presidency election. This is above the All Progressives Congress (APC) votes.
“This shows that there is a cordial relationship along party lines, and that senators are ready to work for the progress of Nigerians and Nigeria.
“In the current Senate, I have the full cooperation of the senators from the opposition parties, including the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), because of the tremendous love and trust shown to us by President Buhari,” the statement quoted Lawan as saying.
The Senate President got cheers from the crowd that welcomed him home.
He called for patience among the people, saying there is no perfect human being.
“Where we haven’t performed well, I encourage you all to draw our attention to it. As your representatives, we will work with the President to meet your expectations,” he added.
Lawan announced a donation of N10 million to victims of a flood in his local government area, Bade, pending the intervention of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
The Senate President assured his constituents that he would strengthen his efforts to meet their expectations.
He promised to double his intervention in education for poor families by paying the tuition of anyone who secures admission into a tertiary institution.
Lawan visited six local government areas under his Yobe North Senatorial District.
He returned to Abuja yesterday with assurances to his people that his colleagues in the National Assembly would ensure good representation to achieve set goals.