Lawan preaches peace, unity @ Eid-el-Kabir


The President of the Senate , Ahmad Lawan , has called on Nigerians to continue working and praying for peace , unity and progress of Nigeria .
Lawan who made the call in his Sallah message to commemorate Eid – el – Kabir celebration by Muslim faithful across the world , said though  the current challenges are painful but Nigerians should see it as  a passing phase in our historical process of nation-building. 

According to him, the Government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari is determined that we get the challenges behind us and steady our nation’s march to its manifest destiny of greatness.
He assured that the  Ninth Senate and entire National Assembly will continue to facilitate the legislative environment needed for the success of all the efforts at the Public and Private Sectors targeted at the security, peace and prosperity of Nigeria.

He said, ” In this respect, I will like to restate our resolute commitment to our Legislative Agenda as set out shortly after the inauguration of the Assembly in 2019.
“I am proud that we have kept faith with our promises, as contained in that Agenda, to the Nigerian People as their parliament. 
“The promises kept include passing the Petroleum Industry Bill(PIB) that had lingered  for close to two decades. We finally broke that jinx.
“We have also passed the Electoral Act 2010 Amendment Bill to further strengthen and enhance the integrity of our electoral processes. 
“We believe the two critical legislations will positively impact our economy and democracy.
“Even before we passed the Electoral Act 2020 Amendment Bill, we had passed the Electoral Offences Commission Bill to check these offences.
“Also worth mentioning is the hard work our Committee on the Review of the 1999 Constitution is doing to get its report ready for consideration as soon as we resume from our current summer vacation.

” We hope to consider the report this year before considering the 2022 Appropriation Bill and transmit the outcome to the state Houses of Assembly for their consideration. 
“We are confident that the  new Constitution that will emerge from this exercise will substantially address all the areas of genuine concerns to patriotic Nigerians”.
He also admonished Nigerians to continue adhering to the protocols against COVID-19 pandemic.
“As we mark Eid-el-Kabir, I urge us to continue adhering to the COVID-19 protocols so as to protect us  and the society at large against the virus. 
“We have been alerted by the health authourities that the Delta variant of the virus has surfaced in Nigeria. It requires strict adherence to the protocols already outlined by the health authourities to prevent the spread. Therefore, let us not lower our guards,” he stressed.