By Kingsley Okoye
Abuja, April, 20,2021 President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday lauded the harmonious relationship among the various arms of government, attributing it to stability and purposeful leadership.
Ola Awoniyi, his Special Adviser on Media in a statement in Abuja said Lawan spoke at a book launch in Abuja to commemorate the 60th birthday of Sen. Ibrahim Yahaya Oloriegbe (APC- Kwara ).
The senate president said the ninth National Assembly decided from its inauguration that what the people needed was service which could only be delivered through harmony in governance.
“We have the unfortunate challenge of insecurity but we also have the fortunate aspect of a government that is functioning.
“In the ninth national assembly, we have decided, right from the beginning of the session, that what the people of this country, what our citizens need is service, service and service.
“And we cannot, as an administration, deliver the service without being committed to ensuring that we achieve harmony in our chambers and in the national assembly, that we achieve harmony and partnership with other arms of government.
“This we believe is necessary, essential and indispensable for success that the administration will achieve. And thank God we are all focused, committed, dedicated and patriotic. Today we have stability in governance in Nigeria.
“The crucial thing that we all feel we must conquer today is insecurity. The president and the executive arm of government are doing everything and anything to provide whatever government can provide for our security agencies to fight all the security challenges.
“But the national assembly is always there to ensure that funds are available for these agencies to carry on their activities to discharge their mandate,” Lawan said.
The senate president, however, said that the government needed the support of the people to succeed in its efforts to tackle the security challenges facing the nation.
“We all need everyone and everybody to support government in this respect. No matter how much resources we put into fighting insecurity, if the citizens are not able to identify with the course, there will be setback.
“I want to assure everyone here that we in the ninth national assembly are conscious of the fact that there is only one way to make Nigeria better – secure Nigeria, create a peaceful Nigeria, a just and equitable Nigeria,” Lawan said.
On the celebrant, Lawan said Oloriegbe was a shinning example of the senators in the ninth senate.
“Today we are celebrating his 60th birthday, this is a celebration of life of someone who has journeyed and journeyed very well and successfully too.
“This celebration is also a celebration of the ninth senate because this is the kind of people that populate the ninth senate.
“Everyone of us has journeyed over a long time and has been a successful person before coming to the senate.
“Sen. Ibrahim Oloriegbe is a shinning example of what a senator of the ninth senate is: the character, commitment, dedication and the discipline.
“It is not for nothing and it is not an accident that he is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, having achieved so much in the health sector, practised and of course being an active participant in politics at the state level,” Lawan said.
Lawan commends harmonious relationship among arms of govt.
By Kingsley Okoye