He recently revealed this during a thanksgiving service and 10th-anniversary celebration in honour of the late Chief Johnson Kalu, the father of the Chief Whip of the Senate, Sen. Orji Kalu, at Igbere in Bende Local Government Area of Abia.
According to him, the citizens should put their tribal, religious and political affiliations aside and come together to make Nigeria great.
He added that our nation has the potential to be great, and Nigeria is designed to be a nation of many people of different orientation, but common purpose and destiny.
His words, “Nigeria is designed by the grace of God to be a nation of many people of different orientation but common purpose and destiny.”
“You should attempt to be the leaders of Nigeria and not to stay away from the part of the real centre of action in Nigeria.
“So let us continue to unite in Abia and Southeast not only in making the whips of the NASS but making Nigeria ours.
“Time is of the essence, Nigeria needs all of us to be united and all hands to be on deck to make the nation work and we can make it work.”
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Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan (born 12 January 1959) is a Nigerian senator who serves as the President of the Senate of Nigeria. He represents Yobe North Constituency of Yobe State under the All Progressive Congress (APC). His tenure as a senator started since 2007 Nigeria general election.
In 2019, he emerged the new Senate President of the 9th National Assembly with 79 votes cast to beat Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume with 28 votes.
Lawan was elected to the Senate in 2007. In 2008, he was a member of the National Assembly’s Joint Committee on Constitution Review. In 2009, as chairman of the Senate committee on Public Accounts, Lawan initiated and sponsored the Desertification Control Commission Bill.
Lawan ran for reelection in Yobe North Senatorial District on the ANPP platform in the 9 April 2011 elections. He won with 92,799 votes, trailed by Hassan Kafayos Hussaini of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) with 76,960 votes.
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