…By Jack Sylva for TDPel Media.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan has firmly denied the assertion that the Senate, under his leadership for the past four years, was a “rubber stamp” institution.
He emphasized that the legislature operated independently from the executive and consistently prioritized the welfare of Nigerians.
Lawan emphasized that the Senate, during his tenure, would be remembered for its significant legislation, representation, and oversight functions.
Ensuring Executive Accountability and Service Delivery
During a farewell meeting with the Senate Press Corps in Abuja on Wednesday, Lawan highlighted that the legislature played a crucial role in holding the executive arm of government accountable and ensuring effective service delivery to citizens.
He acknowledged that former President Muhammadu Buhari had signed over 100 bills into law during the previous four years, signaling the Senate’s dedication to facilitating essential reforms in various sectors such as the economy, oil industry, social environment, and electoral process.
Commending the Senate Press Corps for Objective Reporting
Lawan expressed his appreciation for the Senate Press Corps, commending them for their factual and truthful reporting on Senate proceedings and activities.
He acknowledged their contribution in effectively conveying the Senate’s achievements to the Nigerian people.
Lawan emphasized that the press corps had played a vital role in disseminating accurate information and enabling the public to understand the Senate’s work and its impact on the nation.
Conclusion: Recognizing the Senate’s Accomplishments and Appreciating Objective Reporting
Senate President Ahmad Lawan refuted claims of being a “rubber stamp” Senate and highlighted the independent nature of the legislature.
He emphasized that the Senate, under his leadership, focused on serving the national interest and facilitating executive accountability.
Lawan commended the Senate Press Corps for their objective reporting, stating that their coverage accurately portrayed the Senate’s achievements and contributions to the nation.
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