He recently revealed this during an exchange with the publisher of Ovation Magazine, Dele Momodu.
According to him, many of the positions he adopted and the interventions he embarked on as Senate President were basically for the good of the country.
He added that when specific appointees were not confirmed, it was because the Senate did their due diligence, and when they invited the IG and the security chiefs, it was because the Senate wanted to find solutions to the issues of insecurity at the time.
His words, “Thanks @DeleMomodu! Compliments of the season! As I used to emphasize during our conversations while I was President of the 8th Senate, many of the decisions we took, the positions we adopted, and the interventions we embarked on were in the interest of the nation.
“When we didn’t confirm certain appointees, it was because we did our due diligence. When we invited the IG and the security chiefs, it was because we wanted to find solutions to the issues of insecurity at the time. It was never about a personal agenda. It was always about Nigeria!”
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Olubukola Abubakar Saraki, MBBS, CON (born 19 December 1962) is a Nigerian politician who was the 13th President of the Senate of Nigeria from 2015 to 2019 and Chair of the 8th Nigeria National Assembly.
He was previously the Governor of Kwara State from 2003 to 2011; and was elected to the Senate in 2011, under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), representing the Kwara Central Senatorial District, and then re-elected in the 2015 general elections under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Olubukola Abubakar Saraki was born on 19 December 1962 in London to his mother Florence Morenike Saraki and his father Olusola Saraki, who was a Senator in the Second Nigerian Republic. Bukola Saraki is married to Toyin Saraki (née Ojora), they have four children together.
Saraki was educated at King’s College, Lagos, where he graduated in 1978. He attended Cheltenham College, a public boarding school in the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1981. He then proceeded to London Hospital Medical College of the University of London from 1982 to 1987, where he received a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery.
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