- Ahmed Lawan, the Senate president, has urged Nigerians to shun politics of division among one another
- The Senate president said the leadership of the NASS would ensure that members work together to move the country forward in spite of their party affiliation
- Lawan also noted that the 9th Senate was showing direction on how institutions could work together for greater good regardless of their party differences
Senate president Ahmed Lawan has promised that members of the National Assembly would shelve political party differences and work collectively to move the country forward.
Daily Trust reports that he made the promise on Saturday, July 20, while speaking at the grand reception and unveiling of the strategic senatorial action plan of the senator representing Niger east, Sani Musa, in Minna.
Legit.ng gathered that Lawan said the Senate leadership was exploring measures where members of contending political parties would work harmoniously for the betterment of the country.
He said the 9th Senate was already setting the example and showing direction on how institutions could work together for greater good irrespective of party differences.
“We came under different platforms but we have been able to overcome party differences and it is now time to move on and make Nigeria a better place,” he pointed.
He said the Senate leadership had been able to achieve great deal of peace because they saw themselves as brothers and sisters regardless of party affiliation, while urging other Nigerians to do the same.
“We are united on the need to have security situation improved, to have our roads fixed and pay greater attention to other infrastructure to make lives better for Nigerians,” he noted.
Also speaking at the event, the Niger state governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, called on the opposition PDP senators on the need to cooperate with their APC counterparts for the overall interest of the country.
“We must put party differences behind to move the country forward. You are senators of the federal republic and not senators of APC or PDP; this is very important,” he explained.
Earlier, Senator Musa, while unveiling his senatorial action plan for his senatorial district, promised to make education his top priority.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Senate lamented the increasing humanitarian crisis in the northern part of the country.
It was reported that the Nigeria's apex legislative chamber said the crisis in the north were being fueled by Boko Haram and farmers/herders clashes.
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