The new Senate President, Ahmed Lawan has owned up to the inadequacy of the immediate past Senate, saying that it did not perform to its full capacity.
“I am sure we did not perform to our capacity as a National Assembly in the last National Assembly. This time around, we want to perform to full capacity and by the grace of God, Nigerians will see a positive difference in terms of delivery of service to our country men and women.”
Senator Ahmed Lawan, who was answering questions from news men shortly after observing the Friday (Jum’at) prayer at the Presidential Villa today, June 14, noted that the current Senate is aware that expectations from Nigerians are high.
“They want a National Assembly that is very focused, that is very united, that is very patriotic and nationalistic and that is by the grace of God, the National Assembly that we shall have.
“From my interactions with my colleagues when I was contesting, every senator has one massive experience or another. I saw my colleagues exhibited patriotism and desire to work for Nigerians and therefore we hope to have a National Assembly that will work for Nigerians optimally and patriotically.
“, We also hope to have a National Assembly that will work with the executive arm of government in a partnership and synergy to ensure that we perform our functions as a government because we are a single unit. I also foresee a National Assembly that will insists that whoever has a responsibility in government performs that responsibility because it takes all of us to work together to ensure that no part or nobody is left behind. If there is anyone that is deficient it would cost the system.”