The President of the Senate, 𝗚𝗼𝗱𝘀𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗔𝗸𝗽𝗮𝗯𝗶𝗼 has commended the House of Representatives for leading the way in unveiling its legislative agenda, adding that the Senate version would not be different from that of the House.
Senator Akpabio stated this on Tuesday at the unveiling of the legislative agenda of the 10th House of Representatives at a brief ceremony in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
“We have one nation, one destiny, one president, and one House. We must always concur and agree before any bill becomes an act of parliament. So, there is no difference between the House of Representatives and the Senate. We are working for one cause,” he said.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Tajudeen Abbas noted that the legislative agenda of the 10th House, tagged ‘The People’s House’, is premised on the notion that the fundamental role of lawmakers is the wellbeing of their various constituents.
He stressed that though the challenges facing Nigerians are quite enormous, the task of the President Bola Tinubu-led administration to address the ills is real and workable.
The Legislative Agenda, he added, is designed to provide support for the eight pillars of the Renewed Hope blueprint of the APC-led administration.
He listed the issues contained in the agenda to include strengthening good governance, economic development, improving national security, law reform, economic growth and development, social sector reform and development, inclusion and open parliament, influencing foreign policy and climate change, and environmental sustainability.
He said, “We are dedicated to fostering an environment that promotes sustainable economic growth and development. We shall use every legislative tool at our disposal to create jobs for our teeming youths, address the challenges posed by poverty, improve infrastructure, ensure top-quality and affordable healthcare, and provide security for all Nigerians.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume, said a working legislature is a must for any country desirous of reaping the dividends of democracy.