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What Dogara Means To Saraki

Posted: Jun 12, 2015 at 11:07 am   /   by   /   comments (0)
Saraki and Dagari

Saraki and Dagari

THE Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Thursday June 11, 2015, congratulated the Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on his election and sought his support for a meaningful legislative collaboration.

Saraki, in a statement, described Dogara as an “effective leader capable of galvanising the lower chamber into greater efficiency.”

Saraki said he had found a worthy partner in the new Speaker, with whom to drive the legislative agenda of the Eighth Senate and support the process of transforming Nigeria.

The Senate President noted that Dogara’s victory “bears eloquent testimony to his wide acceptability by majority of the members of the newly inaugurated House.”

He urged all members of the House to put the division of the elections behind them and rally round the new leadership in the overall interest of the nation.

He said: “The country is waiting on us to take it to the next level through people-oriented legislation.

“Above all, let national interest be uppermost in your new leadership role, especially in making laws that would bring the greatest good to greatest number of our people. We have been called to leadership at a critical time in our nation’ history.

“We are besieged by insurgency, unemployment, dwindling economic fortunes and a massive infrastructural deficit.

“These challenges are urgent and require that we find ways to forge a collective national agenda, a minimum deliverable legislative intervention that we must fast-track to help underpin the policy direction of the executive and give a new lease of life to our people again.”