By Our Correspondent, Ilorin
The President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan has expressed the willingness of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to develop the country for good saying, “We are in a hurry to develop the country”
The Senate President made this assertion at a mega empowerment programme organized by the senator representing Kwara North Senatorial District, Senator Sadiq Umar, at the weekend,
Senator Lawan said the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration was working hard to fix infrastructural challenges facing the country, urging Nigerians to continue to support the government.
He reiterated the need for continued partnership of the federal government with the state and the local governments, saying “the partnership has been so purposeful, impactful that today in every every part of Nigeria you have what we called infrastructure development.
“The Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari is in a hurry, we are in a hurry to develop Nigeria. In four years between 2019 and 2023 by the grace of God, Nigeria would have been turned into an infrastructure laboratory because every part of Nigeria from East to the West to the North to the South.
“In the East, the second Niger bridge today is about 75 per cent at completion level. The synergy between our state and Federal Governments of Nigeria is working, it’s making Nigeria to develop. We have never seen infrastructure like,” he said
While commending the constituency projects of Senator Umar, the Senate President said “Constituency projects directly touch needs of the communities.
He, however, urged the beneficiaries to make good use of the items given to them.
“Beneficiaries please don’t sell whatever you are given. If you sell whatever is given to you, you are doing injustice to yourself. You are also doing injustice to those who would have benefited from it. Please don’t sell, use whatever you are given because it is meant to make your life better”, he said.
Lawan also called on the people of Kwara State to continue to support Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq to consolidate on his remarkable achievements in the last two years, saying that his administration has delivered on key components of governance in a way and style not seen over the past decade in the state.
“I call on the people of Kwara State, no one should deceive or confuse you. I urge you to re-elect His Excellency Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for second term.
He is already performing so well within just over two years. When those people talk to you again tell them they were here for 16 years and you couldn’t see so much in terms of things that benefit the ordinary person.
“What our colleagues in the National Assembly are doing is to complement your efforts in Kwara State,” the senate president said.
Edited by Felix Ajide