By Musa Baba Adamu
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has promised that the 9th National Assembly will support President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to peace, unity and development of Nigeria.
In a 78th birthday message to the President, Lawan said the president is undeniably committed to unity and development of the country, adding “From the ongoing massive infrastructure projects across the country, series of programmes targeted at lifting the most vulnerable, like the social investment scheme, to the numerous bold initiatives of his government aimed at diversifying the economy, President Buhari is leveraging on his integrity and good standing with the masses to courageously guide Nigeria through a difficult phase into future prosperity
“I urge every citizen to look at the big picture and continue to stand with the President in this patriotic mission.
“As a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), I am also delighted with President Buhari over the process he has set in motion for reforming and rebuilding our great party for fulfilling its historic mission of leading Nigeria into political stability and economic prosperity.
“On our part, the ninth National Assembly will continue to work harmoniously with the President for the peace and development of Nigeria and the well-being of our people.
“On this august occasion of your birthday, Mr President, I pray that God would continue to imbue you with wisdom, courage and good health to continue to safely pilot the ship of the nation towards the dream of its people”, Lawan said.
In a related development, the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has felicitated with the President on the occasion of his 78th birthday.
In a congratulatory message personally signed by him, the Delta Central lawmaker emphasised that President Buhari’s purposeful leadership, commitment to the cause of the masses as exemplified in the people-oriented policies and programmes of his adminstration have endeared him to many.
“Mr. President, as you add another year today, my constituents, family and I rejoice with you for persevering stoically in the long journey thus far.
“As usual, in your Spartan way, you will not be celebrating the way most people do but our prayer is that God Almighty will renew his grace and mercies upon you and the onerous leadership responsibility at hand.
“It has continued to be one challenge after another but we are certain that, in due course, our collective faith in God and our confidence in you will be justified.
“Mr President, your purposeful leadership, anti-corruption stance, commitment to the cause of the masses, personal integrity and commitment to people-oriented policies and programmes have endeared you to millions of citizens both here and in the Diaspora.”