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Nigerians’ expectations are high, Abbas tells Reps

THE Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas, has called on his colleagues to rise above personal interest to deliver good governance to Nigerians, saying the expectations of Nigerians are high.

He stated this on Tuesday in Abuja at the resumption of plenary after over two weeks’ break, asking the lawmakers to work for the collective success of the country.

“We have been entrusted with enacting legislation that will address our people’s general well-being and shape our nation’s future. The issues before us are complex, and the expectations of our citizens are high. We must rise above personal and partisan interests and work together for our collective success,” Abbas said.

“Dear colleagues, I want to believe that during our recess, we had the opportunity to interact with our constituents, to hear their concerns, and to witness first-hand the challenges they face in their daily lives.

“This connection, and bond between representatives and the people we serve, lies at the core of our democratic principles. So, as we gather here today, we must recognise the immense responsibility placed upon our shoulders.”

According to the speaker, the current situation in the country requires “immediate attention and action” of the parliament in giving legislative support to the executive to improve the living standard of Nigerians.
Abbas said lawmakers must proffer legislative reforms to unlock Nigeria’s economic growth and development of “our vast human and natural resources”.

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