Budget Remarks of Senate President on Wednesday January 27 2015

Distinguished colleagues, Let me congratulate congratulate you all for the painstaking insightful and detailed deliberation we have had so far. The debate has been very critical and engaging. From both sides of the isle, I have watched and seen for myself an exceptional commitment towards the Nigeria project. The debate over the 2016 budget has been civil, apolitical and laced with the desire to deliver this budget. Again, both sides of the isle have described this budget as courageous and … read more

Speech Delivered by the President of the Senate at the Inauguration of the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Constitutional Review

Protocol: It is my honour, distinguished colleagues to inaugurate the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Constitutional Review today. The 1999 Constitution was indeed, a bold and innovative attempt to come to grips with some of Nigeria’s most fundamental and pressing problems of the time. This Constitution has taking us thus as a united indivisible nation. As the blueprint of our developmental aspiration, there is a developing national consensus that the constitution as presently constituted requires realignment with our political, economical, … read more

Welcome Address by the President of the Nigerian Senate on Resumption from Senate Recess on Tuesday 12th January 2016

WELCOME ADDRESS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, TO SENATORS OF THE 8TH SENATE ON RESUMPTION FROM THE SENATE RECESS ON TUESDAY, 12TH JANUARY, 2016. Protocol: Distinguished colleagues, I am very delighted to welcome you all back from our end of year recess. I hope you had a very rewarding time with your families and your constituencies? As we resume today, let’s take a few moments to thank the … read more

Address of the Senate President on the Visit of IMF Managing Director Madame Christine Lagarde

ADDRESS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND CHAIRMAN OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI TO THE MEETING WITH THE PRINCIPAL OFFICERS OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ON THE VISIT OF MADAME CHRISTINE LAGARDE, MANAGING DIRECTOR, INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND, (IMF) ON 06 JANUARY, 2016. Protocol: Your Excellency, on behalf of my Distinguished and Honourable colleagues, I warmly welcome you and your entourage to the National Assembly. Your historic visit today, is a testament of the importance … read more

2016 Budget Address by the President of the Senate

ADDRESS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND CHAIRMAN OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI TO THE JOINT SESSION OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ON THE PRESENTATION OF THE 2016 DRAFT APPROPRIATION BILL BY HIS EXCELLENCY, PRESIDENT MOHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA. Protocol: It is my pleasure on behalf of my Distinguished and     Honourable colleagues to warmly welcome you and your entourage to this joint session … read more

Speech by Senate President at Lagos Business School Breakfast Club End of Year Dinner: Macroeconomic Outlook for 2016 and Legislative Perspective

SPEECH DELIVERED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, ON “MACROECONOMIC OUTLOOK FOR 2016 AND LEGISLATIVE PERSPECTIVE”, AT LAGOS BUSINESS SCHOOL BREAKFAST CLUB END OF YEAR DINNER, 08 DECEMBER, 2015. Protocol; 1. It is a great honour and pleasure to be invited by the Lagos Business School Breakfast Club to share my legislative perspective on the macroeconomic outlook for 2016.  I thank the organizers for this kind gesture. 2. You may recall, prior to May 29, 2015, … read more

Speech by Senate President at the Launching of the Senate President’s Suggestion Box

REMARK BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE H.E. SENATOR BUKOLA SARAKI ON THE OCCASION OF THE LAUNCHING OF THE SENATE PRESIDENT’S SUGGESTION BOX TODAY, TUESDAY 24TH NOVEMBER 2015 PROTOCOL, 1. Today, the 8th Senate marks another watershed moment in our vision to take lawmaking back to the people with the symbolic launching of the Senate President’sSuggestion Box. Many may ask what we seek to achieve with this launch and wonder the correlation between the suggestion box and making laws. For … read more

Remark by the President of the Senate, His Excellency (Dr) Abubakar Bukola Saraki on the Inauguration of the Senate Committees on 18 November, 2015

Protocol: It gives me great pleasure to be inaugurating the Senate Committees on INEC, Finance, Banking Insurance & Other Financial Services, Communications, Public Accounts, Appropriation and Security & Intelligence, this afternoon. Indeed, by this inauguration we begin the full implementation of our vision to make laws that will impact positively on our people. The task ahead of us is enormous. However, I am delighted with the level of commitment and zeal already exhibited by Senators towards the challenges ahead. I … read more

REMARK BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE ON THE OCCASION OF THE PUBLIC HEARING ORGANISED BY THE SENATE AD HOC COMMITTEE ON POWER TODAY, WEDNESDAY THE 11TH OF NOVEMBER 2015

Protocol: It is my pleasure to welcome you all to the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on this special occasion of the public hearing on the power sector of our economy. The issue of the adequacy or otherwise of power is at the very heart of our development challenge. You don’t have to be an economist to observe that if we do not improve on the availability and accessibility of adequate power to drive the economy, our developmental … read more

Speech by President of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki (CON) at the Presentation of Scholarship Award to Beneficiaries of the Saraki Pension Scholaship Fund on September 7, 2015 in Ilorin

A PROMISE MADE, A PROMISE KEPT. BEING THE SPEECH BY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, DR ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI (CON) AT THE PRESENTATION OF SCHOLARSHIP AWARD TO BENEFICIARIES OF THE SARAKI PENSION SCHOLASHIP FUND ON SEPTEMBER 7, 2015 IN ILORIN, KWARA STATE Early in the year, as part of my electioneering campaign, I promised our people that my pension as Governor of Kwara State will now be channeled into a scholarship fund for the benefit of brilliant but indigent students in … read more