10th NASS Assembly: Bankole congratulates Akpabio, Abass, others

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…Says you’re in saddle as a result of people’s trust across length, breath of Nigeria.

By Joy Odor

The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, People With Disability (PWDs), Hon. Tolu Bankole has felicitates with the leadership of the National Assembly, especially, distinguished Senator Godswill Akpabio (CON) and Rt Honourable Tajudeen Abbas (MON) respectively on their victory.

Bankole in a press statement signed and made available to Reportcircle News online on Wednesday, reminded them on the need to remain focused on legislative agenda for the emancipation of the citizens people.

According to him, as the Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives, their are in the saddle as a result of people’s trust across the length and breath of Nigeria.

APC National Leader of PWDs also told them that is the moment to be circumspect, roll up their sleeves and all hands must be deployed on deck to alleviate poverty, push back insecurity, unemployment and the likes through innovative legislative actions.

Bankole urged the National Assembly to work as a team with the executive arm without compromising the tenet of separation of powers, noting that Nigerians are not interested in the number of bills but in the changes in there day to day lives.

He therefore solicited support for the Persons with Disabilities in there quest for inclusion in Nigeria, while enjoining them to expect robust engagements from PWDs on all matters of inclusivity.

“I celebrate this seamless milestone and felicitates with the Senate President/Chairman and Honourable Speaker, House of Representatives/Vice Chairman of the National Assembly – Distinguished Senator Godswill Akpabio (CON) and Rt Honourable Tajudeen Abbas (MON) respectively on this historic occasion.

“I congratulate the Deputy Senate President, Distinguished Senator Jubrin Barau and Deputy Speaker, Rt Honourable Benjamin Kalu for being a part of the team who will steer the affairs of the legislative branch for the next four years.

“The tenth Assembly leadership must work as a team with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration while maintaining the delicate balance of separation of powers. Your loyalty must be to Nigerians who will judge your success not by the number of bills passed but when majority of Nigerians attest to the socio-economic good arising from the laws. In other words, the good must be seen and felt by Nigerians.

“Your oversight functions and legislative interventions must support all policies that will make Nigerians happy, better and prosperous. The elite must be willing to lead sacrificially to close the near infinite gap between the masses and the rich in our bid to achieve development. Money is not passport to heaven.

“Also, all international economic policies that will make Nigerians poorer should be jettison no matter the intention” Bankole added.

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