The President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has expressed the commitment of the National Assembly to ensure that the rule of law remains the foundation of the country’s democracy.
He stated this when he delivered a keynote address at a workshop organized by the Senate Committee on Compliance, with the theme, ‘The Imperative of Legislative Compliance in Deepening Democracy and Good Governance in Nigeria’, at the NAF Conference Centre, Abuja.
Represented by the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Barau Jibrin, he appreciated the Chairman and other members of the Committee for putting the workshop together, adding that it is another evidence that the present Senate will ensure that the rule of law remains the foundation of the country’s democracy.
Akpabio said since the establishment of the Committee in 2016, it had become the eyes of the Senate and has sought to ensure compliance with legislative resolutions with the various institutions of government to ensure compliance for democracy to thrive.
“The 10th Senate is fully conscious that it carries a mandate freely given to its members in one of the fairest and freest elections ever in the country. We are conscious that to whom much is given, much is expected. So, the Tenth Senate is a mass movement that carries the desires, hopes and wishes of our people.
“Therefore, let this workshop raise awareness of the importance of the decisions and resolutions of the Senate. Let it generate confidence among and obtain support and commitment from relevant agencies, ministries and departments to emphasize the need to set up robust compliance mechanisms and systems,” he said.