By Musa Adamu and Ikechukwu Okaforadi
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has declared that the ninth National Assembly would give its maximum support to the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to achieve a better, prosperous and secured Nigeria for the good of the citizens.
Lawan stated this in Gashua during a town hall meeting with his constituents.
He said: “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.”
According to a statement issued by Ola Awoniyi, the Special Adviser on Media to the President of the Senate, Lawan was on a thank you tour of his constituency.
It said Lawan had for two days and for the first time since his assumption of the leadership of the National Assembly in June, traversed the six Local Government Areas that make up his Yobe North Senatorial District.
It said Lawan returned to Abuja yesterday after assuring the people that his colleagues at the National Assembly would endeavour to give good representation to achieve the set agenda.
“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.”
Lawan, however, appeals for patience saying there was no perfection in human beings.
“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.”
Before departing Yobe State, Lawan announced a donation of N10 million 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 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.