…As Senate receives report on 2021-2023 MTEF/FSP
Senators on the platform of to the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), on Wednesday applauded President Buhari for allowing free and fair election in Edo state.
The two PDP lawmakers who took their turns to speak on the floor during plenary, commended Buhari for prioritizing the interest of Nigerians over partisanship.
Rising under order 43 of the Senate standing rules, the Deputy Minority Leader, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha (PDP – Taraba South) praised Buhari for commencing the construction of Ibbi bridge in his constituency.
He stated that his entire constituency had written a letter of appreciation commending President Buhari for a promise kept.
According to the lawmaker, the resuscitated project which connects Taraba and Plateau States “is a dream come true” for the people of Taraba South Senatorial District.
Another lawmaker, Senator Matthew Urhogide (PDP – Edo South) was filled with praise for President Buhari over his decision to ensure transparency in the conduct of the governorship election in Edo State.
According to him, the outcome of the recent governorship election signals the return of the country’s electoral process to the path of transparency and fairness.
He said, “I want to put on record, that the people of Edo State wish to thank Mr. President for making INEC and the Police to discharge their duties without fear or favour.
“INEC promised fairness to all, and they did that, from when the votes were cast at the polling units to collation centres, and we found out that they did the correct thing,” Urhogide said.
Meanwhile, the Senate on Wednesday received the report of the Joint Committee on Finance and National Planning and Economic Affairs on the 2021-2023 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper.
The report which was presented during plenary was laid by Senator Solomon Olamilekan Adeola (APC – Lagos West).
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, while welcoming lawmakers back from the two-month recess on Tuesday, had hinted that the consideration and passage of the MTEF/FSP document would precede the presentation of the 2021 budget estimates by President Muhammadu Buhari next week.