President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan has declared that Nigeria will have “a working legislature” as the National Assembly prepares to resume from their annual break.
Lawan stated this while addressing a large number of his constituents during an on-going “thank you” visit to his constituents in Yobe State.
“I also believe that Nigeria will have a better National Assembly, and a working legislature at the federal level that will in turn allow Nigerians have a better deal in terms of the development of the country,” Lawan said.
Lawan was on Monday given a rousing welcome from an excited crowd in his constituency in Yobe State.
Lawan, departed Abuja on Monday, for a “thank you visit” to his Yobe North constituents, the first time since his emergence as President of the ninth Senate in June.
Yobe North Senatorial District comprises of six local government areas of Nguru, Machina, Karasuwa, Yusufari, Jakusko and Bade.
Lawan was greeted by a large turnout and accorded a heroic welcome as his convoy pulled up at the headquarters of three of the six Local Government Areas that make up the Yobe North Senatorial District.
The security men had a hectic day controlling the crowd, which intermittently halted the convoy and compelled Lawan out of his vehicle, all in a bid to catch a glimpse of their illustrious the President of the Senate.
Lawan’s first port of call was the Palace of Emir of Nguru where he was conferred with a chieftaincy title of Mukaddam of Nguru by the Emir, Alhaji Mustapha Ibn Mai Kyari.
After a sympathy visit to the recently burnt market and flooded community in Nguru, Lawan addressed his party leaders.
He, thereafter, proceeded to Machina and later headed to Jajimaji before he eventually arrived in his native home of Gashua late on Monday.
Lawan on Tuesday continues his “thank you visit” to the other three Local Government Areas of Yusufari, Jakusko and Bade.
“I want to urge them to continue to pray for us at the National Assembly, particularly in the Senate, for us to continue to perform optimally.
“As an institution, we have a lot to do to support the executive arm of government led by President Muhammadu Buhari to deliver on the dividends of democracy and our campaign promises to Nigerians.
“So, I’m happy to be back, especially knowing also that the people of Yobe believe in their son.
“I have no reason not to do what is right, as they have shown trust and commitment to this cause and I want to tell them that I will remain resolute and focused as I intend to work hard to achieve the desired goals.
“With the support that I’ve received so far from my colleagues, I think we will achieve a lot in the 9th Senate,” Lawan said.