Senate will support government’s good policies and programmes – Akpabio
President of the Nigerian Senate, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, has promised to work with his colleagues for expansion of the revenue streams available to the country, especially from the huge but largely unregulated natural and solid mineral resources base.
Akpabio, who spoke during his acceptance speech, also promised to engender effective oversight of the executive arm of government for responsive policies.
According to him, the expansion of revenue sources, coupled with effective oversight, which his leadership will engender to block loopholes for revenue leakages and wastages at ministries, departments and agencies, will help to shore up needed revenue for effective governance.
Akpabio also promised that his leadership will not witch-hunt his opponents in the struggle for the senate presidency, as he extended his hand of fellowship to Yari and senators who did not vote for him.
“On my part, I affirm that this leadership shall be yours. It shall be a servant leadership; it shall be an uncommon leadership. I urge you to remain hopeful, steadfast, and united. Nigerians must remember that the nation is caught up in global challenges and upheavals, which have far reaching consequences. Our Senate will remain watchful of, and will be responsive to, these events.”
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