- On behalf of the Senate, Senator Sabi Abdullahi, stated that Buhari does not need to say much until he has made wide consultations and been widely briefed on all contentious issues in great details
- Abdullahi stressed that despite the president’s health challenge, the Buhari administration was still purposefully engaged in bringing the country back on the right track
- The senator further disclosed that the upper legislative chamber was happy with the presidential broadcast in its entirety
President Muhammadu Buhari has been praised by the Senate, for his live national broadcast which was delivered on Monday, August 21, Tribune reports.
According to the upper legislative chamber, Buhari’s speech was “apt, precise and highly cogent.”
NAIJ.com gathers that the lawmakers delivered their remarks via Senator Sabi Abdullahi, chairman, Senate committee on media and public affairs.
Abdullahi lauded the president for tackling the key issues, stating: “Remember, he dismissed the so-called quit notice as well as telling the secession agitators that the unity of the country is not negotiable.
“As a statesman and diligent leader, he needs not to say much until he has made wide consultations and been widely briefed on all contentious issues in great details.
“He need not rush to make elaborate speech, even though he is quite in the know of the happenings while on medical vacation.”
Abdulahi stressed that despite the president’s health challenge, the Buhari administration was still purposefully engaged in bringing the country back on the right track.
He stated: “This government is on the path to bring Nigeria back to the path of sanity.
“It was cascading and tumbling down a gradient without control until the All Progressives Congress (APC) came in at the nick of time.
“For instance, by June 30, our reserve was $30.288 billion and by August 16, it went up to $31.551 billion. In other words, the economy has started picking up in quantum.
“APC is just out to right the wrong things or destructions done to the country, to the economy and socio-fabric of this nation in years of Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) rule.
“Senate is no doubt happy with the speech in its entirety.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Niger chapter lauded President Muhammadu Buhari’s nationwide broadcast denouncing inflammatory statements capable of causing chaos in the country.
Rev. Mathias Echioda, the state CAN chairman, also commended the president’s resoluteness that the country’s unity was not negotiable.
Watch this NAIJ.com TV video of drivers in Abuja celebrating Buhari's return after 103 days in the UK: