The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan has felicitated with all Nigerians and the Muslim Ummah on the occasion of 2021 Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
According to Lawan, every true Muslim is always grateful to Allah the Most Beneficent and the Most Merciful for the privilege to celebrate Sallah, regardless of our circumstances.
Pointing out that, the best way to demonstrate gratitude to Allah is to share His blessings with neighbors and show love and kindness to all, as taught by Holy Prophet Mohammed (SAW).
He used the occasion to urge the faithful and all Nigerians to be steadfast in working and praying for the peace, unity and progress of the country.
“The current challenges are painful but this is a passing phase in our historical process of nation-building. 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”.
“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”.
“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”.
“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 added.
He urged citizens to continue adhering to the COVID-19 protocols as they mark Eid-el-Kabir, so as to protect us and the society at large against the virus.