Saraki pledges people-oriented Senate
President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has assured Nigerians that the 8th Senate will be people-centered, where interest and welfare of average Nigerians will be paramount.
While addressing members of some civil society groups who visited him in his office yesterday, Saraki reassured that the Senate is willing to work harmoniously with the groups, adding that their engagement will speedy achievement of the development goals of this administration. He urged the groups to be more proactive and constructive in their approach to issues.
“As duly elected representatives of the people, we will work closely with every stakeholder in our onerous task of building a prosperous, secured and egalitarian society where the dividend of democracy will be felt by the people.
“I recognize the importance of the civil society organizations in our nascent democracy. You have done creditably well so far.
On our parts as legislators, we will be open, transparent and accept to work together as a team in order to transform our abundant resources for the wellbeing of Nigeria and Nigerians,” he stressed.
Saraki assured that the Senate under his leadership will be steadfast and improve in the oversight functions while the budget processes would be transparent. “We will continue to prevent revenue leakages and enact laws that are relevant to the welfare of the people,” he stated.