The Speaker of the House of Representatives,Dr Tajudeen Abbas (lhas assured that the 10th House of Representatives would work for all Nigerians.
Dr Abbas was speaking when he led a delegation of members, alongside his deputy, Benjamin Kalu, to thank the First Lady, Senatoe Oluremi Tinubu, for the support given to them to emerge as the Presiding Officers of the 10th House.
He said the overwhelming mandate given to him by his colleagues would spur him to work assiduously with every member to achieve a Nigeria that every citizen desires.
The Speaker said they did not take the First Lady’s support for granted, which was why they resolved to visit and thank her, saying the 10th House would give the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led administration all the support to succeed.
According to him, the current administration would have a smooth sail as the President, the Vice President, the First Lady, the Chief of Staff to the President, the Deputy Chief of Staff to the President and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation were all members of the National Assembly, a development that would make them relate with the Parliament from the point of knowledge.
“This is the first time we are having this kind of arrangement in our history,” the Speaker said, adding that the 10th House would ensure that the government succeeds.
“We have emerged in an unprecedented manner—353 out of 359 voted for me. It has never happened in our history. Our leadership is a leadership for all Nigerians.
He said the 10th House would ensure that gender-based bills being passed by the 9th Assembly but not signed into law were reconsidered and passed by the 10th House.
The First Lady, Sen. Oluremi Tinubu, congratulated the Speaker and his deputy on their victory, saying with the caliber of leadership and membership of the 10th Assembly, Nigeria would be great again.
The Deputy Speaker, Benjamin Kalu, assured of their readiness to work with the Executive for the growth and development of Nigeria.
The chairman of the Joint Task – 10th Assembly, Usman Bello, whose forum ran the Abbas/Kalu Campaign, said as responsible and respectful individuals, they deemed it fit to visit the First Lady and thank her for the role she played in the emergence of the two Presiding Officers.