- Lawmakers have been advised not to abandon their legislative duties while electioneering
- According to the Senate president, leadership work must go on and governance must not suffer
- Saraki urged his colleagues not to relent or lose steam in this last lap, saying they must finish strong
Senate President Bukola Saraki has appealed to members of the upper legislative chamber not to abandon their legislative duties while electioneering.
Saraki made the appeal on Wednesday, January 16, during his welcome address at the resumption of plenary after the Yuletide festivities, Punch reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Saraki said: “Spirits are high, because this year, Nigeria has a date with destiny.
“But we also know that despite all this, leadership work must go on; governance must not suffer. We must trudge on and fulfill our mandates as legislators subject to the Nigerian Constitution and the will of the people.
“We must have our eyes firmly fixed on the unfinished business of the 8th Senate – that is to bring the legislative agenda to a fitting close and cap our endeavours of these four years with success. We cannot relent or lose steam in this last lap; we must remain focused and finish strong."
He added: “Nigerians expect us to continue in this vein, and we owe it to ourselves to meet their expectations. The legacy of the 8th Senate will be written in the legislative footprints and the foundation we lay.”
Saraki further urged his colleagues to address issues affecting Nigerians; some of which he listed as unemployment, a lack of economic opportunities and insecurity.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the chairman of the Kwara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Basiru Bolarinwa, said that the party's campaign slogan 'enough is enough' that has been renting the air in the state, indicated that Saraki's political dynasty and the PDP-led administration would be terminated during the forthcoming general elections.
While featuring on a radio station, Harmony F.M 103.7, on Thursday, January 10, Bolarinwa, said the slogan was an indication that the people of the state were tired of the PDP-led administration and Saraki's political dynasty.
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