BY BRIGHT JACOB
The President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, has assured Nigerians and the international business community of the readiness of the 10th National Assembly to work with President Bola Tinubu-led administration to provide an enabling business environment and also make life worth living for the generality of Nigerians.
He gave the assurance in his goodwill message at the reception dinner in honor of the newly appointed Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume in Abuja on Saturday.
The Senate President said the 10th Senate would work seamlessly with Senator Akume as the SGF to develop policies that will change the economic situation in the nation.
“Members of the National Assembly will enjoy a lot of cooperation and support from the Executive because for the first time, they are going to have a very serious accord between the Executive and the Legislature. I see good things coming for Nigerians,” he said.
He expressed belief that Nigerians are in for the best of times under Tinubu’s administration. He noted that in less than 20 days in office, the Stock Market has gone up and the world is already applauding Nigeria.
“I strongly believe that Senator Akume has a hand in most of the policies that are coming out and you are just starting.
“You can imagine the celebrations that would come again, in the first 100 days of this administration in office.
You are indeed a square peg in a square hole.
“We are celebrating two things tonight; Excellence and Humility. You are a man of excellence. You leave your mark in everything you do and I have no doubt you are going to leave your mark in the present administration of President Tinubu. Your humility disarms all,” he said.
Also in his address, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas emphasized that Akume has a proven track record in coordinating government activities.
The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, described Akume as a ‘welfarist’ who puts the needs of others first.
His appointment, he noted, “is evidence of efficient representation of the North Central in President Tinubu’s administration.”
In his response, Akume thanked all the dignitaries for their goodwill messages, assuring Nigerians that he will do his best and he will not disappoint President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the APC.