Buhari celebrates NASS first anniversary, says ‘National Assembly under Lawan, Gbajabiamila is diligent’

Buhari celebrates NASS first anniversary, says 'National Assembly under Lawan, Gbajabiamila is diligent'

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulates and celebrated the National Assembly on the one-year anniversary of serving the ninth legislative body in the country’s 60-year history.

A statement issued by the Presidency on Twitter said Buhari applauded the members and leadership of the national assembly for their “commitment to the mission of national development”.

“As the Ninth Assembly celebrates its one-year anniversary, President Buhari is confident that it has provided citizens and the country with the utmost honor and dignity, and looks forward to more years of harmonious working relationship, with focus on improving the livelihood of citizens and creating an enabling environment for a prosperous nation where both the young and old can fully realize their dreams. ” the statement said.

The Senate was inaugurated on June 11, 2019 and immediately elected Senator Ahmad Lawan as president by a vote, defeating Senator Ali Ndume.

In other news, Michika Community TV reported:

APC Senator Orji Uzor Kalu of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) party returned to office on Tuesday after being released from the Kuje Prison in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

NAN reported that Kalu, who represents the people of Abia North, vowed to provide to his people what they vote him to, when he spoke to reporters shortly after his arrival at the National Assembly complex.

The senator, who is a former governor of Abia state, said his next action now is to replace what he had not achieved in the past six months.

Orji Kalu was sentenced to 12 years in prison for acquitting 7.65 billion naira by a Federal High Court on December 5, 2019.

However, a panel of judges in the Supreme Court rejected the ruling on the grounds that Judge Mohammed Idris, who delivered the verdict, had no power to do so and ordered his release.

The senator was released on Wednesday.