Senate under my watch worked for national interest | Buhari signed over 100 bills – Lawan



Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the upper legislative chamber, which he has presided over for the past four years, worked for the interest of Nigerians.


Lawan spoke on Wednesday when he had a farewell meeting with the senate press corps in Abuja.


The ninth national assembly has been criticised by many for allegedly succumbing to the whims of the executive.


Lawan said the national assembly under his watch ensured that the executive arm of government worked for the citizens, adding that former President Muhammadu Buhari signed over 100 bills in the past four years.


 “Just like we in the ninth senate said that we worked for the national interest, this senate press corps has also worked for the national interest. We can’t ask for a better senate press corps than this one,” he said.


“You reported those things that we have done and one thing I can say here is that you remain factual, you remain truthful in reporting whatever happened in the senate.


“For us and particularly for me, this ninth national assembly, no matter what anybody will call it, we have done what we should do to ensure service delivery by the executive arm of government to Nigerians.


 “At the last count, former President Muhammadu Buhari assented to about 112 bills in the last four years.


“Some of them extremely crucial and critical bills that have come to reform either our economy or the oil industry or our social environment or our electoral process, are things that we are very happy about and we have been able to achieve.”


Lawan said the senate under him would be remembered for its legislation, representation and oversight.


“This is an opportunity for us to commend you for telling Nigerians about us and what we do here exactly the way it should be,” he said.

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