Senator Abdullahi Adamu, the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has called on members of the National Assembly to foster collaboration with the executive arm of government in order to promote peace and national development.
During a visit by a delegation of senators led by Senate President Godswill Akpabio, who paid a Sallah homage to his residence in Keffi, Nasarawa State, Senator Adamu emphasized the importance of a harmonious relationship between the legislative and executive branches of government. He stated that Nigerians are eagerly anticipating improved dividends of democracy under the current administration, and this can be achieved through cooperation and synergy between the two arms of government.
Congratulating Senate President Akpabio and his deputy, Senator Jibrin Barau, on their election as the new presiding officers of the Red Chamber, the APC chairman encouraged them to swiftly settle into their roles and prioritize good governance for the nation. He emphasized that the time for contesting for positions has passed, and it is now imperative to focus on effective governance and delivering on the expectations of the Nigerian people.
He said: “I congratulate you and your deputy on your emergence as the President of the Senate and Deputy President of the Senate respectively. Your emergence was a great relief to the party. Contests for offices are over, it is now time for governance. There must be an effective collaboration between the Legislature and the Executive in the overall interest of our people.
“Nigerians expect a lot through you and that can only be achieved through a united legislature and the executive working in sync in a bipartisan manner.
“As the President of the Senate and chairman of the National Assembly, you have the knowledge, experience, and what it takes for the two arms of government to work in harmony for the peace and development of our country.”
Earlier, the Senate President expressed happiness for the opportunity to pay homage to the APC national chairman, adding that “Sallah is a period to exchange love which is what Islam enjoins us to do.”
He described the party chairman as a man of integrity that piloted the recent zoning arrangements in the National Assembly that produced results.
“We are here to pay Sallah homage to a man of honour. To give respect to whom it is due. We thank the leadership of the party and the National Working Committee, NWC through you for the role you played which led to the success of the National Assembly leadership elections.
“We also thank the Almighty Allah for keeping you alive and we pray that He keeps you alive in good health for more contributions to the development of the youth of this country.
“As I have been saying, the 10th National Assembly will support the President Bola Tinubu-led administration to succeed. We will put laws in place to support the Renewed Hope agenda of this administration in the overall interest of national peace, unity, and development,” Akpabio declared.