Senate Must Work To Reduce Out-of-school Children – Lawan |
…to amend constitution, tackle poverty, block financial leakages
The Nigerian Senate on Thursday, September 26, 2019, considered the report of the ad-hoc Committee on the 9th Senate Legislative Agenda.
The report, which was exhaustively debated by Senators during plenary, was presented by the committee’s Chairman, Adamu Aliero (APC, Kebbi Central) on Wednesday.
The President of Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, in his remarks after consideration of the ad-hoc committee’s report, commended the Senators for doing a thorough work.
According to him, the interventions contained in the report will be subject to constant reviews to meet with new challenges posed by the dynamic nature of society.
Lawan who spoke passionately on the plight of out-of-school children, said the Senate will do all in its powers to reverse the trend through the introduction of a programme to be championed by the federal government.
He said, “This committee has done a very good job. You have given time to this, and the senate is pleased with, and grateful for what you have done.
“As for the various interventions and contributions, it shows the focus of our distinguished senators. We are here to make very positive difference in the lives of Nigerians.
“We want to make our country better, and therefore those issues reflected in the agenda are issues that we are hopeful will create those positive changes that will make life better for Nigerians.
“But at the same time, the proposed agenda cannot be exhaustive. Legislations are supposed to continue as society is a very dynamic one; fresh challenges will emerge, we therefore require some interventions, whether through policies or legislation”, added Lawan.