Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has pledged to support the executive arm of government at all times for the development of the country.
This is coming as he also said the red chamber under his leadership will be challenging the executive in a decent but decisive manner.
The Senate President spoke when he received a group, “Women Parliamentarians,” led by Senator Joy Emordi in Abuja, according to a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mohammed Isa.
Lawan also described as sentimental and laughable the insinuations that he would be a rubber stamp to the executive arm of government.
Lawan was quoted as saying: “There is no time I will ever be a rubber stamp. Yes, I believe in President Buhari as a person and I believe in my party, the APC, but I believe that our problems as Nigerians are Nigerian problems.
“They are neither APC nor PDP problems, they are Nigerian problems that required Nigerian solution. So, we have to work together.
“We will be there for the executive arm of government all the time in moving this country forward.
“We are going to challenge the executive in a manner that is decent but decisive. As a minister, you have to do your ministerial job well. We will make government appointees do what is required of them.
“We have to deal with the issues confronting us. It is not going to be easy, but we have to build a relationship that has mutual respect, collaboration and partnership. It is achievable.
“We are not here for self-serving. We came here with a lot of experience to impact positively in our country. We are here and we will remain focused to make this government work.”
Furthermore, the statement quoted Lawan charging the women to be more involved in politics.
He said, “the political space in the country is wide enough to accommodate our women, but the ball is in their court to take the advantages”.