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We’ll Support Tinubu To Set Nigeria On Development Path, Says Reps Speaker 

 

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Abbas Tajudeen, has assured Nigerians that the 10th House is committed to partnering with President Bola Tinubu in proffering long-lasting solutions to set Nigeria on a sure path of development.

Abbas gave the assurance in Abuja on Tuesday during the unveiling of the Legislative Agenda of the 10th House to the public.

He said upon the inauguration of the 10th House on June 13, 2023, the green chamber was mindful of the immense responsibility placed upon them by their constituents across Nigeria.

The Speaker stressed that the agenda being unveiled was a demonstration of their commitment to deploying every legislative instrument available to them, towards meeting the yearnings and aspirations of the people.

While saying the Legislative Agenda was aptly titled ‘The People’s House,’ the Speaker stated that the policy document was rooted in the fundamental belief that their primary role as lawmakers was to serve the best interests of their constituents.

Abass stated: “We recognise the diverse needs and challenges currently facing our nation. Despite these, we are optimistic that together with His Excellency, President Bola Tinubu, we will proffer long-lasting solutions to set Nigeria on a sure path of development.

“Our agenda encompasses a range of eight critical issues, designed to provide the necessary legislative support to the eight-point Agenda of the executive. These issues include strengthening good governance, economic development, improving national security, law reform, economic growth and development, social sector reform and development, inclusion and open parliament, influencing foreign policy and climate change and environmental sustainability.

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“We are dedicated to fostering an environment that promotes sustainable economic growth and development. We shall use every legislative tool at our disposal to create jobs for our teeming youths, address the challenge posed by poverty, improve infrastructure, ensure top quality and affordable healthcare and provide security for all Nigerians.”

Abbas, therefore, mandated all the standing committees to integrate the agenda in their respective work-plans, while members of the House should also ensure that legislative proposals, including bills, motions, are in line with the provisions of the Agenda.

He added: “The adopted structure indicates short, medium and long-term milestones and key performance indicators to track progress easily. The implementation framework is designed to allow for flexibility in responding to emerging issues or crises.

“We have equally set up a Legislative Agenda Monitoring and Implementation Committee to ensure religious implementation of this agenda. I charge citizens to hold us to task on the articulated issues and even more.”

Earlier, the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, said the red chamber would emulate the green chamber soon in unveiling its Legislative Agenda.

Akpabio, however, stated that the two chambers of the National Assembly have a shared vision and were working towards achieving the same national goals.

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