Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has come out to say that a partnership between State Governors and the National Assembly is needed to redefine good governance in the interest of the masses.
Ahmed Lawan revealed this when members of the Progressive Governor’s Forum comprising the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors met with the leadership of the Senate and House of Representatives on Monday at the National Assembly in Abuja.
According to Ahmed, bridging the gap in governance will make sure the security, safety and welfare of Nigerians is guaranteed.
His words, “It is a fact and truism that our party, particularly our governors worked so hard to ensure that the leadership of the National Assembly emerged with little or no hitch in the 2019 leadership contest.
“We want to take this opportunity to thank you for that show of trust. We intend to remain very resolute and loyal to the party and the principles it stands for.
“We intend to remain committed and dedicated to Nigerian ideals of making sure that Nigeria provides all the necessary services, especially when it comes to the area of ensuring the security, safety and welfare of citizens.”
“The opposition parties, in the Senate particularly, the PDP and YPP have done so much to ensure that they give that kind of support.
“So far in the National Assembly, the journey has been very good; we have been working in a bi-partisan manner, and all those things that we felt were very necessary to be achieved in the national interest have been done across party lines.”
“I believe that this kind of partnership will continue. It is necessary that all levels of government work together. We have certain issues that we cannot do alone at the National level.
“I want to assure our governors here that you have partners in the National Assembly. We believe that we can do far better and more when we work together.
“I think there’s need for us to continue to have this type of interaction so that we are able to bridge the gap and continue to define and redefine the dynamics of how good governance can be sustained.”
“As part of the initiatives of legislative programmes, we are here to appreciate the leadership of the National Assembly and to express our pride in the way you led the two chambers of the National Assembly, by giving confidence to our nation and supporting the federal government led by President Muhammadu Buhari.
“The Progressive Governors Forum is desirous and cognizant of the need to work together.”