A Speech Delivered By The Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki At The Show Case Session Of The Nigerian Bar Association On Monday 24th August, 2015

PROTOCOL Your Excellencies, members of the Bar and Bench present, ladies and gentlemen. I am honoured to have been invited by the NBA to Chair the show case session of the 2015 Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association. My invitation to Chair a session of the NBA could not have come at a better time than now – especially as our country is going through significant political and economic change, and is pursuing a new direction of prosperity and opportunity … read more

Welcome Speech By The President Of The Senate On Resumption From A Short Recess On Tuesday, 28 July, 2015

Protocol: Distinguished colleagues, it is my pleasure once again; to welcome you back to the Senate Chambers after a short recess. It is expected that the recess would have in no small measure helped us consolidate the stability of the National Assembly. Now it is time to move as one house in one direction to fulfill the promise we made to our constituencies that gave us our mandate to deliver real change. Distinguished colleagues, before we went on recess, we … read more

WELCOME SPEECH BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR (DR) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI (CON).

WELCOME SPEECH BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR (DR) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI (CON) TO SENATORS OF THE 8TH SENATE ON RESUMPTION FROM A SHORT RECESS ON TUESDAY, 23 JUNE, 2015 Protocol: 1. Distinguished colleagues, I am especially delighted to welcome you back to the hallowed Chamber of the Senateafter a short recess. It is my hope that the recess afforded some of us time to rest from the dizzying activities ofelections and inauguration … read more

A SPEECH PRESENTED BY SENATOR ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI ON THE OCCASION OF HIS SWEARING-IN AS THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE.

A SPEECH PRESENTED BY SENATOR ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI ON THE OCCASION OF HIS SWEARING-IN AS THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON TUESDAY JUNE 9, 2015.   PROTOCOLS.   Distinguished Colleagues, Senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I am most honoured and privileged to be elected from among such distinguished men and women of your caliber to serve you as President of the Senate.  I accept with humility and respect the honour you have conferred … read more

THE 7TH NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VALEDICTORY

THE 7TH NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VALEDICTORY.   The 7th Senate ends today. The story of the last administration will not be complete without a reference how we have conducted Senate. This verdict again will lie with the Nigerian people. Democracy in any country requires a strong and virile legislature. Sustainable socio-economic growth is a product of both process and content of legislation. Looking back we can path ourselves on the back in the way we had handled some of the thorny moments but we must also look back … read more

EBOLA: Senator Bukola Saraki Commends Nigeria Health Workers

I join Nigerians all over the world to celebrate the World Health Organisation declaring our country ‘Ebola free’. This is a significant achievement that must be celebrated by every Nigerian, regardless of what aisle of our numerous political divides that we stand on. The way that we all came together to combat this disease makes me believe that together Nigeria stands as an unconquerable and indivisible nation. We must all commend everyone that played a role in this victory, especially … read more

Senator Saraki Suspends 2015 Presidential Bid In Interest Of Country And Party

After months of wide but careful deliberations and consultations with my family, friends, political associates and supporters, today, I am announcing the suspension of my Presidential Bid in the interest of our country and party. As it stands, I have been deeply humbled by the spark that my prospective candidacy has ignited among Nigerians across Nigeria and abroad; Young people, youth groups, and stakeholders from all geo-political zones have sought the change that they wish to see. These young people … read more

@BukolaSaraki’s Inaugural Speech, 29th May 2003

Your Excellency, The Deputy Governor of Kwara State, Chief Joe Ogundeji, Honourable Members of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Your Royal Highness, Our leader, Turaki of Ilorin,Dr. Olusola Saraki, Our Distinguished Party Chairman, Alhaji Abubakar Zubair Party Elders, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, Auzu-Billahi Mina Shaytani Rajim, Bismillahi Rahmani, Rahim. In the name of the Almighty Allah the Master of all destines, the one who gives power to whomever He pleases and takes it when He pleases, the one who … read more

DEMOCRACY DAY 2014: WE NEED PROACTIVE LEADERS

Today, we celebrate the re-birth of our nation’s democracy. On this day, fifteen years ago, the world watched as Nigeria ushered in a new era of government chosen by the people – after countless years of military dictatorships. Democracy Day marks the turning point in our history, when we – as a nation – defied all odds and expectations, and chose to rebuild our motherland on the principles adhered to by many nations before us: that the people of a … read more

@BukolaSaraki Wants Fight Against Boko Haram To Be Above Politics.

The success of us as a country to be able to fight this problem of Boko Haram and terrorism in general is dependent upon largely two issues. One is leadership and the other political cooperation. The first one lies squarely on the footsteps of His Excellency, President Jonathan but the other political cooperation that bridges region  and religion lies on the footsteps of all us. We must rise above our political , ethnic and religious differences to forge together to … read more