President Muhammadu Buhari has on behalf of Nigerians, and the Federal Executive Council, saluted the leadership and members of the 9th National Assembly on their first anniversary, saying that they have brought dignity and honour to the country.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday, the President, in a statement on Wednesday by his Special Adviser Media & Publicity, Femi Adesina, extolled “the sense of duty and diligence in handling issues related to the development of the country.”
President Buhari saluted “the vision, courage and patriotism of the Assembly, noting, with appreciation, the understanding and maturity of the lawmakers in speedily processing bills that directly impact the welfare of Nigerians, courageously finding common grounds to move the country forward, and passionately carrying out their oversight functions with justice and fairness.”
According to the statement, President Buhari presented his goodwill to the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, congratulating them for “using their wealth of experience, wisdom and knowledge to ensure a peaceful working relationship among lawmakers, between both chambers, the Judiciary and the Executive, by always focusing on the larger picture of nation-building.”
The statement added: “As the 9th National Assembly commemorates the landmark, President Buhari believes the legislature has brought dignity and honour to the country, and looks forward to more years of harmonious working relationship, with focus on improving the livelihood of citizens, and creating an enabling environment for a prosperous nation where both the young and old can fully realize their dreams.”