From the beginning of his tenure to the end, Bukola Saraki’s name has become a familiar name to the public. The court cases that held for a long time and his embattled party changes made him even popular. However, bills were being passed successfully under his watch. He presided over the last plenary session today and shared this piece as his valedictory post.
President of the 8th National Assembly, Saraki wrote:
‘today, we held the final Senate plenary. It is a victory in itself that we are seeing the journey to its momentous end. It is a testament to what people can do when they come together for the greater good. This is also one of those occasions when the Supreme Creator reminds us, once again, that power does not reside in any one person’.
‘The pieces of legislation we passed in the crucial areas and arenas affecting the daily lives of citizens – on the economy, in education, security, anti-corruption, health and so on – will remain a benchmark. Working together, we clocked many firsts in the 8th Senate, and we should rightly be proud of these, especially as they are imperishable legacies.