Tinubu meets Lawan, Gbajabiamila over NASS assembly leadership

Tinubu meets Lawan, Gbajabiamila over NASS assembly leadership

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu met with Senate President Ahmad Lawan and House Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, to discuss the selection of the leadership for the 10th National Assembly.

After the meeting, Mr Lawan told journalists that the president highlighted the need of selecting the appropriate leadership for the National Assembly.

He stated that Mr Tinubu emphasized that the emergence of the leadership should be in the national interest; in the interest of the National Assembly and the legislature.

“We are getting somewhere and our prayer is that we are able to resolve all the outstanding issues. Mr President is positively disposed to everything being done smoothly.

“We believe that Mr President having been a senator himself and his vice-president also having been a senator, will always wish and pray for the right leadership for the National Assembly,’’ he said.

Mr Lawan stated further that Mr Tinubu provided critical recommendations on how the new leadership of the National Assembly should emerge and what needed to be done to guarantee its stability and efficiency.

“I have never indicated interest to run for the Office of the President of the Senate in the 10th National Assembly.

“We have worked together with distinguished senators of the 9th National Assembly and members of the House of Representatives to create a very conducive environment for us to work.

“We have been productive; much more productive than any National Assembly.

“We worked very closely with the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and that helped the administration a lot,’’ Mr Lawan said.

“Those of us who have been there longer, owe everybody that responsibility to at least help to mentor those who are new if we are not going to be presiding officers or principal positions,’’ he added.

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