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Govt arms unite under Buhari for stability —Lawan


The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan said on Tuesday that the current stability in governance in Nigeria is the result of the harmonious relationship among the arms of government.

Lawan, according to a statement by his media office, on Tuesday, spoke at a book launch in Abuja to commemorate the 60th birthday of Senator Ibrahim Yahaya Oloriegbe who is representing Kwara Central Senatorial District at the Senate.

The Senate President said the Ninth National Assembly decided from the it’s inauguration that what the people need is service which can only be delivered when there is harmony in governance.

He said, “We have the unfortunate challenge of insecurity but we also have the fortunate aspect of a government that is functioning.

“In the Ninth National Assembly, we have decided, right from the beginning of the session, that what the people of this country, what our citizens need is service, service and service.

“And we cannot, as an administration, deliver the service without being committed to ensuring that we achieve harmony in our chambers and in the National Assembly, that we achieve harmony and partnership with other arms of government.

“This we believe is necessary, essential and indispensable for success that the administration will achieve. And thank God we are all focused, committed, dedicated and patriotic. Today we have stability in governance in Nigeria.

“The crucial thing that we all feel we must conquer today is insecurity.

“The President and the Executive arm of government are doing everything and anything to provide whatever government can provide for our security agencies to fight all the security challenges.

“But the National Assembly is always there to ensure that funds are available for these agencies to carry on their activities to discharge their mandate,” Lawan said.

The Senate President however said that the government needed the support of the people to succeed in its efforts to tackle the security challenges facing the nation.



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