OrderPaperToday – President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, has promised that the 9th National Assembly will give maximum support to the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration.
According to Lawan, this will provide a better, prosperous and secured Nigeria which is for the good of the citizens.
He made this remark in his native home, Gashua, late Tuesday at a Town Hall meeting to round off a thank you visit to his constituents in Yobe State.
A statement made available by his Special Adviser on Media, Ola Awoniyi on Wednesday quoted Lawan as saying “we will make sure the ninth National Assembly gives him (Buhari) the full support needed to achieve the Next Level agenda in the interest of our people and the country,
“Though there are pockets of opposition from other sides, I assure you all that we won’t fail the President.”
The Senate President has spent the past two days in Yobe state, traversing the six Local Government Areas that make up the state’s north Senatorial District.
He asked his constituents to keep praying for all members of the National Assembly.
“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 Progressive Congress 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, because of the tremendous love and trust shown to us by President Buhari,” he added.
Lawan also appealed to them to be patient because there is no perfection in human beings.
He said: “Where we haven’t performed well, I encourage you all to draw our attention to it, and as your representatives, we will work with the President to meet your expectations.”
He declared his donation of ten million naira to the victims of the flood incident in his Local Government Area of Bade pending the intervention of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
The Senate President also assured his constituents in Yobe North that “he would strengthen his efforts to meet their expectations, and in this regard announced his decision to double his intervention in the area of education for the poorest of the families by paying the tuition of anyone who secure admission into tertiary institution.”