Tinubu: “I’m prepared to transparently work with the National Assembly”

Temidayo Taiwo-SidiqJune 14, 20235 min

Tinubu describes election of Tenth Assembly Presiding Officers by their peers as a great honour with huge responsibility, pledges to remain a partner in progress for peace, stability and prosperity of Nigeria.

 

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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has described the emergence of the Tenth National Assembly leadership as a good development and expressed readiness to work transparently with the federal legislature.

This was communicated in a statement issued by the Presidency following Tuesday’s inauguration of the Tenth National Assembly and the emergence of Senator Godswill Akpabio, CON and Rt. Honourable Tajudeen Abbas as President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives for the 10th National Assembly. This is as he congratulated and rejoiced with the new Deputy President of the Senate, Jibrin Barau and House of Representatives Deputy Speaker, Benjamin Kalu for what he described as “their well-deserved victories.”

President Tinubu, who noted that both arms of government (executive and legislature) have all been called upon and accepted the responsibility to diligently and faithfully serve Nigerians with the respective oaths taken, stressed that the time had come to get on and move swiftly with the business of governance in the service of Nigeria.

“As your President, I am prepared to transparently work with the National Assembly. Nigerians expect distinguished Senators and Honourable members to make laws and carry out oversight duties that will enhance the performance of government to achieve successful outcomes including improving their quality of life,” Tinubu stated.

 

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Addressing their opponents in the election for presiding officers in both chambers, Tinubu appreciated them for enriching the process with their participation in the leadership election, while urging them to sustain the same level of enthusiasm they brought to the leadership contest in the discharge of their duties to their constituents and Nigeria.

“I wish Senator Abdulaziz Yari, Honourable Member Idris Wase and Honourable Aminu Jaji, who enriched the process with their participation in the leadership election, the best and a successful tenure in the 10th National Assembly. 

I urge them to sustain the same level of enthusiasm they brought to the leadership contest in the discharge of their duties to their constituents and Nigeria. My congratulations to all members of the National Assembly, across party lines, who, today, enlisted into the service of the blessed people of our great country.

We have all been called upon and accepted the responsibility to diligently and faithfully serve our fatherland with the oath we took. It is time to get on and move swiftly with the business of governance in the service of Nigeria,” he said.

 

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Highlighting priority areas for collaboration with the legislative arm of government, the president noted that Nigerians across the length and breadth of our country expect so much from elected officeholders. According to him, citizens want their economic burdens lifted and insecurity eliminated so that farmers in rural communities can go to their farms and produce food for all.

“Our people across the length and breadth of our country expect so much from us. They want us to lift their economic burden. They want us eliminate insecurity so our farmers in rural communities can go to their farms and produce the food we eat.

Our people look up to us to change the fortune of our country for good and remove all barriers that impede progress. All of these we can make happen with dedication and commitment. We can only achieve all the good things we promised during our campaigns when we work together in harmony but with respect for our respective prerogatives and in the best interest of our country.

We cannot afford to waste this opportunity because Nigerians want us to make every day of the next four years count. Justifiably, our people want more from their government. They truly deserve progressive good governance that will improve their standards of living. We must give them our best.” part of the statement read.

 

President Tinubu also noted that disagreements may occur in the course of working together with parliament, but commits that it will not be out of malice, ill-will and quest to diminish the institution of the National Assembly or any individual member.

 

 

 

 

 

Temidayo Taiwo-Sidiq

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