Senate President Bukola Saraki on Sunday, March 31, gave a keynote address and opening remarks at the orientation ceremony for members-elect of the ninth National Assembly.
At the ceremony, the Senate President charged all the lawmakers to be conscious of the responsibilities that they have been entrusted with.
Bukola said that the orientation programme is an important part of the National Assembly, while commending the management of the Assembly for the programme.
The Senate president also told the members-elect that the role of the Assembly is a great one that is geared towards providing freedom and ensuring socio-economic development.
He said though the incoming lawmakers were elected on various platforms of political parties, their constituencies are Nigeria when in the House.
Saraki asked them to work hard to build the country as poverty, insecurity, and hunger do not know party but affects all.
Saraki also added there need to be a good collaboration between Nigerians and their representatives of at the National Assembly.
Recall that Legit.ng earlier reported that Yekini Nabena, the deputy national publicity secretary of the ruling All progressives Congress (APC) blamed the Igbos for losing the opportunity to grasp a leadership position in the Senate.
Nabena said APC should not be blamed for not zoning the position of Senate president or its deputy to the south east.
Reacting to comments by a former governor of Abia state, Orji Uzor-Kalu that he will contest for the post of Senate President if he is not given the slot for deputy, Nabena said the south east should blame itself for queuing behind Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the PDP in the just concluded presidential elections.
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Legit.ng also previously reported that Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume representing Borno South Senatorial District in the upper chamber and who was also the first senate leader has said that any attempt to impose people on the 9th senate will fail.
The former senate leader made this known in an interview with the media, as he also asked his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) to be careful of not repeating its 2015 mistake.
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