By Obinna Amaobi
Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, says the national assembly will continue to work towards legislations that will be beneficial to the Nigerian people, saying the senate is focused on making laws that will make Nigerians proud at home and in the comity of nations.
Akpabio said the time for politics was over, noting that the current national assembly is paying attention on providing quality leadership and good governance to the Nigerian people.
Speaking in Abuja when he received the leadership of Global Peace Movement International UK, Akpabio said the senate’s existence is based on the fact that the Nigerian people are the ones that elected them into office, pointing out that without the Nigerians people there is no senate.
According to him, the current economic situation in the country is such that is being addressed with proactive measures and policies by the government, adding the economic challenges being experienced will soon be over.
He commended Global Peace Movement International UK for raising the Nigerian banner around the world, saying the activities of the group has brought great pride and inspiration to many Nigerians and Africans around the world.
On his part, President General of Global Peace Movement International UK, Dr Mike Uyi, said the group was in the country to see for themselves the quality of governance and leadership that is being offered the Nigerian people particularly since the last general elections.
The Global Peace Movement International President commended the senate president for measures so far taken to ameliorate the current hardships Nigerians are experiencing, while urging him to stay focused on making laws that are sustainable and of tangible benefits to the Nigerian people.
On his part, Coordinator of Global Peace Movement International in North America, Prince Meshack Idehen, said the movement has been inaugurated in 9 cities across the United States since the opening of the first branch in Baltimore, Maryland three years ago.
Idehen said the leadership qualities that the senate president has exhibited since his time as commissioner, state governor, senator and now senate president all lends credence to his pro people stance and approach towards governance.
He urged the senate president to establish himself in the minds of Nigerians as people’s leader, adding every laws passed by this National Assembly is being assessed around the world and documented for posterity.