The Deputy Senate President, Jibrin Barau, has assured Nigerians of the Red Chamber’s commitment to always speedily accent to President Bola Tinubu’s request to fast-track development in the country.
He noted the parliament would continue to work for good governance and support the executive with the necessary legislation to actualise its programmes and policies.
Senator Barau said, “On our part as assured by the President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio, we will continue to support the executive to address the nation’s challenges.
“This is why we have been given accelerated consideration to the requests of the President. We will sustain the tempo to fast-track the development of our country.”
The Deputy Senate President, also urged Nigerians not to despair, saying the challenges facing the country were surmountable with the commitment of President Tinubu.
Nigeria would on Sunday clock 63 years since her Independence and the Federal Government had declared Monday, October 2 as a public holiday to commemorate the anniversary.
Senator Barau (APC, Kano North), in his message to Nigerians on the country’s 63rd Independence Anniversary, appealed to the citizens to remain resolute in the promotion of national unity, support, and prayers for the government to succeed in its efforts to turn around the country’s fortunes positively.
He further reiterated the commitment of President Tinubu to the revival of the economy, tackling insecurity and other challenges facing the country.
He said, “Fellow Nigerians, happy Independence Day. As we celebrate the 63rd Independence Anniversary – the liberty from colonial rule, we must remember the enormous sacrifices made by our founding fathers; Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Sir Ahmadu Bello and Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, among others, and recommit ourselves to the ideals they preached including the promotion of national unity, peace, justice, and tolerance.
“Yes, at 63, we have some challenges facing us as a country but they are surmountable. We will overcome them. Our country will come out stronger of its present challenges, by God’s grace.”
“Let’s continue to support President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to actualise his policies and programmes as encapsulated in the Renewed Hope Agenda. He has good intentions for the country. We will get it right”, Senator Barau added.
Joining the calls on organised labour to shelve its planned strike over petrol subsidy removal, the Deputy President of the Senate said there are genuine moves by the government to cushion the effects of the subsidy removal.