Ahmed Lawan, the President of the Senate, on Saturday, vowed a non-partisan leadership in the National Assembly.
Lawan confirmed this in Damaturu, Yobe State, at the grand reception held in his honour and in the honour of the Minister of State for Works and Housing, Abubakar Aliyu.
“I can take it upon myself to run a non-partisan Senate, where party does not determine what we do.
“What we do could be determined by the interest of Nigeria.
“Every Nigerian, regardless of his political party, wants to see an economy that works and also wants to live in peace.
“I want to use this opportunity to appeal to Nigerians to continue to support us in the National Assembly; to advise us and to guide us where we are wrong or where we are about to be wrong,” he said.
Lawan, in his address, also called for the support of Nigerians to lawmakers to enable them to achieve success.
Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, while reacting to the Senate President’s remarks, commended Lawan for creating a mutual relationship between the legislative and executive arms of government.
“The Senate President has restored the vital trust between the legislative and executive branches of the government.
“For the first time, in a very long time, Senator Ahmed Lawan has also restored the January-December budget circle as provided for in the 1999 Constitution (as amended).
“Which gives the government better opportunity in delivering on its mandate,” Buni stated.