By Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has hailed the Ninth National Assembly for its maturity and patriotism in exercising its legislative functions.
The President announced his commendation through a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, in commemoration of the Ninth National Assembly’s second anniversary.
Then statement reads: “On behalf of Nigerians, and the Federal Executive Council (FEC), President Buhari sends warm greetings to the leadership and members of the Ninth National Assembly on their second anniversary, extolling the sense of duty and diligence in handling issues related to the development of the country.
“President Buhari salutes 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.
“The President presents his goodwill to Senate President Ahmed Lawan and House of Representatives Speaker 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.
“As the Ninth 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.”