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Nigerians’ welfare, priority of 9th Senate – Omo-Agege



Ovie Omo-Agege

New Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, APC Delta Central, said yesterday that improvement of the wellbeing and welfare of ordinary Nigerians through required legislative interventions would be the major focus of the 9th National Assembly upon resumption from the ongoing two weeks recess.

This is even as he declared that he has no ill feelings against any senator on what transpired in the 8th Senate.

Omo-Agege, who spoke to journalists at his Asokoro residence, Abuja, said the Senate will flow with the next level agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari to make life more comfortable for the masses.

He said: “We shall give the required collaboration to the executive arm of government and help in putting in place the needed enabling environment for execution of the next level agenda”.

On the activities of the last Assembly, he said: “Like all phases of life, 8th Senate has come and gone, making all what happened then, history now.

“I begrudge nobody over any issue in the 8th Senate . Even the election that brought me in,  as Deputy President of the 9th Senate last week has closed the chapter of the 8th Senate as far as partisan issues were concerned.

“At inauguration on the day of the election, there were 62 APC Senators , 44 PDP and 1 YPP, meaning that the 68 votes I got, cut across party lines.

“With such bipartisan or multi partisan confidence reposed in one, the era of partisanship is gone . I will assist the  President of the Senate , Distinguished  Senator Ahmad Lawan in making the Senate and by extension , the National Assembly one for the benefit of all Nigerians”, he said.

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