‘Disagreements may occur’ — Tinubu expresses readiness to work with 10th n’assembly


President Bola Tinubu says he is ready to work with the members of the just inaugurated 10th national assembly.

On Tuesday, Godswill Akpabio, senator representing Akwa Ibom north-west, was elected as the senate president, while Tajudeen Abbas, lawmaker representing Zaria constituency of Kaduna, became the speaker of the house of representatives.

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) had endorsed Akpabio and Abbas for the roles of the leadership of the new assembly.

In a statement released shortly after the election, the president said while he is prepared to work with the lawmakers, there may be disagreements. 

As your president, I am prepared to transparently work with the national assembly. Nigerians expect distinguished senators and honourable members to make laws and carry out oversight duties that will enhance the performance of government to achieve successful outcomes including improving their quality of life,” he said.

“In the course of our work together, disagreements may occur. When we disagree it will not be out of malice, ill-will and the quest to diminish the institution of the national assembly or any individual member.

“Our people across the length and breadth of our country expect so much from us. They want us to lift their economic burden. They want us to eliminate insecurity so our farmers in rural communities can go to their farms and produce the food we eat.

Our people look up to us to change the fortune of our country for good and remove all barriers that impede progress. All of these we can make happen with dedication and commitment. We can only achieve all the good things we promised during our campaigns when we work together in harmony but with respect for our respective prerogatives and in the best interest of our country.”

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