Nigeria Not in Panic Mode, Tinubu Tells Senators
…’Unbundle Exclusive Federal List to enhance federalism’
All Progressives Congress, APC, National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has admonished the Senate to continue to work for Nigeria and come up with legislation that would help in promoting the country’s diversity for prosperity, explaining that Nigeria was not in a panic mode. This was part of the admonition made by Tinubu to Senators during a courtesy call at his residence in Lagos at the weekend.
“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,” Asiwaju Tinubu said.
The statement from the Tinubu Media Office, signed by Tunde Rahman, quoted the former Lagos State governor as saying that “for our country’s diversity to be meaningful, it must work to enhance the potentials across the country”.
The Senators had visited him on the sidelines of their annual retreat in Lagos. They were led to Tinubu’s Bourdillon, Ikoyi residence by the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu.
The APC stalwart, who said the visit was a great honour to him, used the medium to commend the legislators for the efforts made by the two chambers of the National Assembly to rub minds on ways to properly amend the country’s 1999 constitution.
He urged them to take another look at some of the items in the Exclusive Federal List which he described as too loaded. He said this would pave the way for the practice of true federalism in the country.
Speaking earlier, Ekweremadu said the visit was to honour Asiwaju Tinubu as a prominent leader and a 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.