Ahmed Lawan: National Assembly ready to work

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Ahmed Lawan

Ahmed Lawan, President of the Senate, on Thursday has said that with the recent constitution of the relevant parliamentary committees, the 9th National Assembly is now more than prepared to work for Nigerians.

Speaking to journalist at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, shortly on his arrival from his pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Thursday.

He was received on arrival by Senators Jibrin Barau, Michael Opeyemi Bamidele and his Deputy Chief of Staff, Mohammed Karage, according to a statement by the Special Adviser on Media to President of the Senate, Ola Awoniyi, in Abuja.

“The ninth National Assembly has been properly constituted, especially with our committees in place,” said Lawan.

According to Lawan, “We are ready, we are willing, we are capable, we are enhanced to work as an institution, to ensure that we provide those ingredients and inputs that the executive would want for it to implement laudable projects to develop the country”.

Lawan departed Abuja on Monday, 5th August, 2019 to participate in the Hajj, the first since his emergence as the President of the Senate. In his company were Senators Sahabi Alhaji Ya’u (Deputy Minority Whip), Teslim Folarin, Bello Mandiya, Ajibola Bashiru and Sani Musa.

Lawan was full of gratitude to God for the opportunity to be part of the over 60,000 Nigerians that participated in this year’s Hajj.

“We prayed for our country to achieve optimal security, to have stability, peace and progress.

“We prayed for the National Assembly too. It is our prayer that the ninth National Assembly will be one to work for Nigerians and for the benefit of those who voted for us.

“Nigerians in Saudi Arabia, came together with other Muslims worldwide to pray for global peace. I’m sure that with the message that we heard as part of this year’s pilgrimage and Eid generally, is a message of sacrifice, brotherhood and unity.

“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,” Lawan said.

The Senate President urged Nigerians to continue to pray for their leaders pointing out that “leaders are meant to serve the people, and no leader would like to deliberately fail to perform.

“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, and by the grace of God, Nigeria will reach those great heights that for long we have prayed for.”

“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, and by the grace of God, Nigeria will reach those great heights that for long we have prayed for.”