Sanwo-Olu Backs Akpabio For Senate President, Says He’ll Set Records In National Assembly


Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, has endorsed Godswill Akpabio and Barau Jibrin for the positions of senate president and deputy.

Akpabio, a former minister of Niger Delta affairs, and Jibrin, senator representing Kano north, have been nominated by the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the senate leadership positions.

Speaking while hosting the duo at the Lagos government house on Sunday, Sanwo-Olu said Akpabio and Jibrin are offering stability to the country which would be of benefit to Nigerians.

He said as a result of his experience and profile, Akpabio will set new standards and break legislative records.

Sanwo-Olu Backs Akpabio For Senate President, Says He’ll Set Records In National Assembly

“Having discussed extensively and listened to all the plans and agenda presented by the Stability Group led by Senator Akpabio, I believe it is proper and appropriate that we, in Lagos, give them our official endorsement,” the Lagos governor said.

“This is a project for the stability of the country, which will benefit Nigerians, especially the people who elected these distinguished lawmakers-elect.

“They are committed to working harmoniously with the executive and this will bring about a win-win for all our citizens and for democracy.

“I believe the incoming 10th national assembly will be about great possibilities and shaping a new course for the nation.

“Given the outstanding profile and experience Senator Akpabio and his team are bringing to the table, I believe there will be new standards and new legislative records will break.”

On his part, Akpabio said the national assembly under his stewardship would work with the incoming administration for the benefit of citizens.

“Particularly, we are challenged by the economy; we want to see serious improvement in the IGR of the nation to enable us to repay our loan facilities,” he said.

“We want to see more foreign direct investment in the country. We will support him through favourable legislation to ensure Nigeria remains investment-friendly and a business destination in Africa.”