- Says he has support from virtually all lawmakers.
- Lawan donates N10 million to victims of flood victims.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan has assured President Muhammadu Buhari that the Ninth National Assembly will give him maximum support.
The number three citizen said this would enable his administration to achieve a better, prosperous and secured Nigeria for the good of the citizens.
Lawan gave the promise in his country home, Gashua, Yobe State, during his two-day visit to his constituents.
He also said the Assembly would give the President the support needed to achieve the Next Level agenda in the interest of the people and country.
“Though there are pockets of opposition from other sides, I assure you all that we won’t fail the President.
“I solicit your prayers for all members of the National Assembly. I recall that I got 79 votes out of 107 senators who voted during the Senate presidency election. This is above the All Progressives Congress (APC) votes.
“This shows that there is a cordial relationship along party lines and that senators are ready to work for the progress of Nigerians and Nigeria.
“In the current Senate, I have the full cooperation of the senators from the opposition parties, including the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), because of the tremendous love and trust shown to us by President Buhari,” he said.
While calling for patience among the people, he said there is no perfect human being.
“Where we haven’t performed well, I encourage you all to draw our attention to it. As your representatives, we will work with the President to meet your expectations,” he added.
Lawan who also announced a donation of N10 million to victims of a flood in his local government area, Bade, pending the intervention of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), promised his constituents that he would strengthen his efforts to meet their expectations.
He also promised to double his intervention in education for poor families by paying the tuition of anyone who secures admission into a tertiary institution.