Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, Tuesday told his colleagues that the primary purpose of their election was not to fight for leadership positions but to pursue good governance and purposeful leadership.
Saraki made this remark while welcoming his colleagues back to the plenary after a four-week recess which was dictated by fierce struggle for leadership positions.
Saraki said: “Nigerians did not give us our mandate to come and pursue leadership; their mandate was for us to pursue good governance and bring solutions to their burning issues. It is time we remind ourselves of the solemn promise to deliver to our people real change.
“Leadership is secondary; our primary responsibility is good governance. As senate president, you have given me the responsibility to ensure that our primary responsibility is placed on the table not under the table. Nigerians did not put their lives on the line for politics but for the delivery of good governance.”
He also challenged his colleagues on the need to settle down quickly to the business of legislation, insisting that Nigerians are tired of the crisis in the power sector and want to see a re-invigorated power sector capable of delivering enough energy to power the new Nigerian economy.
“They want to see a new legislative instrument that will help to open and stimulate private sector investment in infrastructure development and enhance the ease of doing business in the country.”