Newly-elected Speaker of the Tenth House of Representatives says Chamber will work inter-dependently with the executive and the judiciary to give Nigerians good governance
Speaker of the Tenth House of Representatives, Rep. Tajudeen Abbas, has promised that the legislative Assembly under his leadership will surpass the performance and gains of the Ninth House under former Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila‘s leadership.
Speaker Abbas, who disclosed this in his inaugural speech on Tuesday, declared that the House would work inter-dependently with the executive and the judiciary to give Nigerians the good governance they deserve while assuring Nigerians that the House will introduce reforms and innovations for the benefit of citizens.
This is as he promised that the lawmakers will champion legislation that will uplift the lives of citizens, promote social justice, and drive sustainable development.
“Honourable Colleagues, under my watch, the 10th House shall sustain and even surpass the gains of the 9th House. That is my prayer. We shall carry out the TASK before us JOINTLY. We shall introduce reforms and innovations for the benefit of Nigerians. In a few weeks, we shall be reeling out the legislative agenda that will shape the 10th House of Representatives.
We shall work closely and inter-dependently with the Executive and Judiciary to give Nigerians the good governance they deserve. We stand at a crucial juncture in our nation’s history, where challenges abound, but so do opportunities. We will champion legislation that will uplift the lives of our fellow citizens, promote social justice, and drive sustainable development.
Rep. Abbas further restated the Assembly’s commitment to collaborate with security agencies in combatting terrorism and all forms of criminalities, while highlighting the promotion of entrepreneurship, support for small and medium-scale enterprises, diversification of the economy and the provision of sustainable employment opportunities for the youth as priority areas for the parliament.
“We will focus on strengthening our security apparatus, collaborating with relevant stakeholders to combat insurgency, terrorism, and all forms of criminalities. We aim to help create a safe and secure environment that fosters economic growth and social stability.
Through legislations, the 10th House will promote entrepreneurship and support small and medium-scale enterprises. We shall diversify our economy and provide sustainable employment opportunities for our youth. We are aware of the challenges in our education, healthcare, and infrastructure sectors amongst other,” he stated.
The Speaker also assured Nigerians that together with his Deputy, Rep. Benjamin Kalu, the 10th House would be given purposeful leadership to provide quality representation for Nigerians.
“Working closely with my deputy, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Kalu, we shall provide purposeful leadership in the 10th House of Representatives. My dear colleagues, I invite you all to be on board for the next four years as we embark on this Nigerian Project to RENEW the HOPE of our people,” he added.