By Musa Adamu
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, yesterday said the Speaker of House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has been his dependable ally who is very dogged in the struggle of the National Assembly to strengthen and entrench democratic project in Nigeria.
Lawan stated this in his congratulatory message to the Speaker to mark his 58th birthday.
He congratulated him also on his exemplary representation of his constituency and passionate service to Nigeria as a whole at the National Assembly over the years.
According to the message signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Yomi Awoniyi, Lawan said “Rt. Hon. Gbajabiamila has made robust contributions to building our Legislature to effectively play its role as a bulwark and foremost institution of democracy.
“In the Ninth Assembly, he has been a dependable partner in the efforts to focus the Legislature on entrenching democratic practices and patriotically helping the government to continually improve service delivery to the Nigerian people.
“Mr Speaker and I have a common vision of the role of the National Assembly in nation-building and national development and he has been consistent in the dogged pursuit of all that he considers to be in the best interest of our country,” Lawan said.
The Senate President rejoiced with his family, friends, political associates and in particular the Honourable members of the House of Representatives on the occasion, praying that God will continue to grant him good health and many more years of service to his fatherland.