Fidelity bank banner UBA banner
Senate promises holistic national reform

By News Express on 10/06/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 1,104

•The Senate during plenary.
•The Senate during plenary.

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has reaffirmed Senate’s commitment to delivering a holistic legislative reform in the country.

He said at a special session to mark the second anniversary of the 8th Senate on Friday in Abuja that the activities of the upper chamber had been rough, the lawmakers had remained undaunted.

Saraki told the senators that “together, we have walked through the turbulence and in the last two years shown that with determination and courage of conviction we can get the job done.

“I am here to tell you that your sacrifices have not been in vain.

“Your steadfastness has paid dividend and if we keep at it, we will be delivering very soon to the Nigerian people a holistic legislative reform package that would see us enter a new era of prosperity.

“The reform will be built upon a solid legal foundation that will transform our economy, deepen our democracy, close our infrastructure deficit, grow and add millions of new jobs and help activate enterprise and reward innovation.”

He said the senate unveiled and pursued self-developed economic reform agenda to aid the ease of doing business in Nigeria and create new frameworks for creating jobs and improving Nigeria’ ranking in the global competitiveness index.

According to him, we have passed Bills that will see to the reformation of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the Nigerian Railway Corporation, among others.

“The Security and Exchange Commission are other critical general market regulatory structures that we have undertaken and are working very hard to pass through a well-orchestrated and comprehensive legislative policy framework.

“This will enable the Nigerian market join the League of Nations and compete favourably as a destination for foreign direct investment and for ease of doing business.”

Saraki said that those were done because to create employment quickly and give more opportunities to our people, there was need to rid the country of old and obsolete laws and enact new ones.

He commended his colleagues for the “great lawmaking environment that is empowering and genuinely fraternal and less divisive.”

He said such situation had enabled the lawmakers to focus more on the work than on politics, ensuring that Nigerians were the ultimate beneficiaries of their time and energy.

“We can be rest assured that though it may take a while to gestate, the initiatives we have started here will endure and bloom – from the made-in-Nigeria initiative to infrastructure renewal framework and access to finance.

“All of these will come together to lay the new foundation on which the Nigerian economy for the better part of the 21st century will be built.”

He appealed to Nigerians to be patient with the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, saying that the government was sincerely disposed to turning things around but in a much more enduring manner.

“Let us pray to God to grant our president full recovery and give him the fortitude to continue to pilot the affairs of state in the vision he has started with.” (NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 10/06/2017 12:47:57 AM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+




You may also like...
Buhari has no reason to travel abroad to...

Code of Conduct Bureau inducted into ‘FOI Hall...

Fayose declares Wednesday work free to mark Women’s...

Why Nigerian and other foreign companies fail in...

Energy giant Petrobras sells gas pipeline for $5.2B...

HURIWA blasts El-Rufai for demolishing Kaduna APC factional...

Nigeria, China to sign $328m agreement on ICT...

533 China tax officials punished over illegal deals...

Navy talks tough, vows to crush Niger Delta...

Enugu Governor seeks stronger engagement, unveils Thought Leadership...

Oyinlola sues PDP over suspension, declares disciplinary c’ttee...

NCC should stop arbitrary charges by telcos, by...


Latest News Censors Board Executive Director dragged to court over generator theft 2019: Youths ready to occupy 50 pct elective offices — Coalition Reps threaten to shun Buhari’s budget presentation Lawyer queries Annual Report of ICC Chief Prosecutor on atrocities of killer herdsmen in Nigeria 3,250 APC, PDP members defect to APGA in Nasarawa Police foil suicide bomb attack in Maiduguri SDP senatorial candidate escapes assassination •Petitions IGP Saraki to attend launch of Trump’s Africa Strategy in Washington 40 inmates regain freedom in Ogun Fake news, biggest threat to 2019 polls: Lai Mohammed Reps want Nigeria returned to Parliamentary system Why Buhari refused to sign Electoral Act Amendment Bill: Presidency


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (430,029 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (394,918 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (327,799 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (281,214 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (247,899 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (229,308 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (212,169 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (193,354 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (179,672 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (170,510 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (167,272 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (153,740 views)


Zenith Zero Balance First Bank chat banking


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (76) Business & Economy (3,875) Business Verdict (54) Columnists (973) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (208) Entertainment (575) Features (679) Global Business Monitor (313) International (2,820) Interview (167) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (147) Maggie's Blog (69) News (41,399) Opinion (1,152) Pidgin (13) Politics (8,158) Religion (915) Sports (1,818) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update





APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera