National Assembly to evoke legislative interventions for development

Edwin AKWUEH, Abuja

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 Deputy President of Nigerian Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has said that the 9th National Assembly will evoke legislative interventions for achieving national development as contained in the next level agenda of the current administration.

Senator Omo-Agege, according to a statement from his media office, stated this at the 2019 summit of the Association of Professional Bodies in Nigeria, APBN held in Abuja.

The deputy President of the senate, who was represented by his Special Adviser on Legislative and Plenary Matters, Mr. Efe Duku, said Nigerians deserve a better deal under the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

He said having reset the course of leadership foundations in the country over the past four years, the Senate was poised to ensure positive changes through major legislative interventions to overcome the nation’s challenges in critical areas like public security, economy, public finance management reform, infrastructure, criminal legislation reform, anti-corruption, electoral reforms and revival of the real sector.

Senator Omo-Agege added that the 9th National Assembly reposes implicit faith in President Buhari’s commitment to realizing the administration of the next level agenda for the common good of Nigerians.

According to him, “Having spent the past four years to reset our national leadership foundation on many fronts, Nigerians deservedly expect our ‘next level’ to be one of visible positive outcomes. 

“That is exactly what the 9th National Assembly promises to deliver through major Legislative Interventions for Good Governance in critical areas like Public Security, the Economy, Public Finance Management Reform, Public Infrastructure, Criminal Legislation Reform, Anti-Corruption; Electoral Reforms, and Reviving the Real Sector.

Earlier in his opening speech, APBN President, Engr. Olumuyiwa Ajibola said the summit was conceived to bring together key professionals in the country to dialogue on issues of national development across all sectors by examining existing policies of government as well as the state of the private sector in the realization of national objectives.

Ajibola said the summit was designed specifically to address ‘the next level’ desire of the government of President Buhari, which was promised at the 2019 election, adding that APBA interpret this to mean a commitment of the government to repositioning the nation to a higher nexus in all aspects of governance and attendant benefits to the people.

He further said that in order to give positive expression to the next level mantra of government, the Nigerian professionals have an indispensable role to play amidst other compatriots.

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