OrderPaperToday – President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday felicitated with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on the occasion of the latter’s 58th birthday on 25th June, 2020.
In a statement released by Lawan’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ola Awoniyi, the President of the red chamber described Gbajabiamila as an exemplary
representation of his constituency and passionate service to Nigeria as a whole at the National Assembly over the years.
The statement reads: “Rt. Hon. Gbajabiamila has made robust contributions to building our Legislature to effectively play its role as a bulwark and foremost institution of democracy.
“In the Ninth Assembly, he has been a dependable partner in the efforts to focus the Legislature on entrenching democratic practices and patriotically helping the government to continually improve service delivery to the Nigerian people.
“Mr Speaker and I have a common vision of the role of the National Assembly in nation-building and national development and he has been consistent in the dogged pursuit of all that he considers to be in the best interest of our country.”
Similarly, the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, in a goodwill message to the nation’s Number Four Citizen, commended him for piloting the affairs of the green chamber in tandem with the next level agenda of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration.
The message released by Omo-Agege’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yomi Odunuga reads: “Honourable Speaker, your seventeen years in the Green Chamber dearly attest to your personal qualities including high intellect and deep knowledge of the workings of a legislature.
“Your 14 years as a principal officer, first as a Minority Whip from 2005 to 2007, Minority Leader (Opposition Leader) from 2007 to 2015 and later as Leader of the House/Majority Leader between 2015 and 2019 all reflect your populist and patriotic disposition.
“As the first Nigerian to have risen from the position of Minority Leader to Majority Leader and then to Speaker, your passionate commitment to progressive ideals and the people-focused objectives of our party have never been in doubt.
“Today, as you mark your 58th birthday, I join members of my family, my constituents in Delta Central Senatorial District and your teeming admirers across the nation and its political divides in wishing you many more years of good health and inspiring leadership.”