- Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, says the National Assembly has only two years to meet the yearnings of Nigerians
- Lawan adds that the senators have agreed to spend the next two years meeting their targets because politicking would begin ahead of 2023
- The Senate president promises that the upper chamber will soon focus on the petroleum industry bill in January 2020 The Nigerian Senate only has two years to bring its agenda to bear on the yearnings for a more developed and strong Nigeria, its president, Ahmad Lawan, has said.
Lawan, who made this known at the end of year get-together/award ceremony organized by the Senate management for its staff, said as a result of this, the upper chamber is in a hurry to deliver.
He noted that in the next two years, subtle campaigns would commence ahead of the 2023 elections and this could slow down activities at the National Assembly. The Senate president said the lawmakers came with their strategies to enhance good governance in the country.
“And we are also in a hurry. We know the need for us to act fast. Time is of the essence. In the next two years or so, the Nigerian political landscape will be dotted by people campaigning for the presidency, for governorship and the rest of it.
“And that will in a way cause some disruption or slow down in governance,” he said. Lawan also revealed that the senators have agreed to work very fast within the next two years to make the government function well.
“So between now and the next two years we have told ourselves that we have to work hard to ensure that, as a legislature, we are able to perform our roles creditably to enable government function very well for Nigerians. And that is what we have been trying to do,” he disclosed.
He also disclosed that in January 2020, when the senators return from their break, they would work on the petroleum industry bill, which had lingered for many years.