It’s a notorious fact that over the decades, our political environment has been saturated with sweet promises most of which were never achieved. This discrepancy leads to loss of trust in leadership. Such pattern is common in our clime. However, the current assembly of the Nigerian Senate headed by its President, Dr. Olubukola Abubakar Saraki, is a unique exception, the President of the 8th Assembly of the Senate and his crop of colleagues are among the steadfast persons that keep to their promises of being true representatives of the Nigerian people. His emergence as the Senate president made him chairman of the National Assembly, a position that is strategic and core in rebuilding the legislative arm of government to let people have the feel of true and genuine representation.
It’s on good record that, since his emergence as the Senate president, and in keeping to terms with the public mandate that produced him, he made it a point of duty to post daily activities of the upper legislative chamber. This feat is sui generic and in keeping to terms with principle of running an open administration as the Senate of the people to enable input from members of the society and to show his commitment to transparency and public accountability.
Amidst the many challenges plaguing the Nation, Dr. Saraki has continued to be pro-people as seen in the activities of the National Assembly. Under his leadership, we have seen the Senate sit up to the real business of legislation that have seen many bills, petitions, motions and oversight functions come alive. These legislative actions have been designed to:
-Promote economic diversification
-Boost Business-Sector growth and Investor-driven economy
-Encourage Infrastructural development
-Formulation of Legislations that will build the confidence of investors
-Adhere to rules of law and practice of constitutional democracy.
We applaud His Excellency, Dr. Bukola Saraki and the 8th Senate for their interventions in the following:
CBN Forex Policies
Excessive tuition fees for tertiary institutions
PMS Price crisis
NERC electricity tariff
Made In Nigeria Campaign (BuyNaijaToGrowTheNaira)
The Senate leadership under Dr. Saraki has directed the Nigerian Customs to stop forthwith the planned ban on importation of cars through the land borders. This is not only pro-people but altruistic in every sense.
The Senate has also in its bid to ensure it lives up to its bidding as “the Senate of the People of Nigeria” tasked the Ministry of Aviation to find other means of retaining the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport billed for repairs other than moving the activities to Kaduna international Airport. This is to forestall the untold hardship this act will inflict on the Nigerian people, her visitors and the international community.
The recent economic legislations passed by the Senate that will create about 7.5million jobs nationwide for our teeming young people is not only commendable but also historical. We are upbeat that Dr. Saraki’s Leadership of the Senate at this time is timely and most envisioned.
The Ilorin-born lover of young people and Chairman of the National Assembly, promised Nigerians transformational economic policies in 2016 and these he has been doing meticulously despite the distractions that characterised his assumption of office.
We, the Umuigbo Progressive Network, hereby unanimously pass a Vote Of Confidence on a Man of valour, a visionary leader, a consummate politician, an erudite scholar, a gentleman and a quintessential family man.
We trust you to continue to steer the ship of the National Assembly to transforming a Nigeria we will all be proud to call our own.
Bravo Our Dear Senate President.
Barr Obi Oscar Uchenna, KSM. Arch. Sylvester Ogbu
– National President – P.R.O
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