National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, yesterday, declared that the country was not in a panic mode, but noted that “for our country’s diversity to be meaningful, it must work to enhance the potential across the country.”
Tinubu spoke during a courtesy call on him at his Ikoyi, Lagos residence by members of the Senate, led by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, on the sidelines of their annual retreat in the nation’s commercial capital. He advised the Senate to continue to work for Nigeria and come up with legislation that would help in promoting the country’s diversity for prosperity.
The APC stalwart, who said the visit was a great honour to him, commended the National Assembly for deciding to consult widely on ways to properly amend the 1999 Constitution.
Tinubu, who urged them to continue to work for the unity of the nation, promised to be available to render his assistance to the lawmakers by providing suggestions and ideas that can foster a greater Nigeria.
“Do not allow excuses turn you to the house-of-do-nothing. I have a lot of respect for you. I can boldly say that the country is not in a panic mode because of the way you have given effect to executive constitutional requests,” he added.
He, however, urged the lawmakers to take another look at some of the items in the Exclusive Federal List, which he described as too loaded, with a view to reducing it. He noted that doing so would pave way for the practice of true federalism in the country. Speaking earlier, Ekweremadu said the visit was meant to honour Tinubu as a prominent leader and former Senator.
He described him as a man of great expertise in the art of governance and law making, saying the lawmakers would always be ready to learn from his wealth of knowledge.
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