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Despite rubber stamp tag, Senate passed over 100 people-centered bills – Lawan

THE outgoing Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has stated that the ninth National Assembly enacted over a hundred people-centered bills despite the “rubber stamp” label thrown on it by many.

Lawan made the remarks yesterday at a farewell meeting with the Senate Press Corps in Abuja.

Nigerians criticized Lawan’s leadership of the Senate after it was purportedly imposed on lawmakers by former President Muhammadu Buhari.

But, according to Lawan, the National Assembly under his leadership ensured that the executive branch of government operated for the people, noting that the former president signed over one hundred measures in the last four years.

“For us and particularly for me, this ninth national assembly, no matter what anybody will call it, we have done what we should do to ensure service delivery by the executive arm of government to Nigerians,” Lawan said.

“At the last count, former President Muhammadu Buhari assented to about 112 bills in the last four years,” he added.

Some of the measures, according to Lawan, were crucial to the improvements seen in the economy, oil and gas industry, social environment, and electoral process.

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