The senate president, Ahmed Lawan has lamented the perception of senators as bad people by the Nigerian populace because they hardly understand them, despite voting them at the polls.
Lawan made this remark while reiterating that the Senate will continue to act in ways that will make Nigerians have a positive impression of them.
The senate president had earlier appreciated Senator Ahmed Babba Kaita for sponsoring a bill to rename Federal Poly Daura after late Senator Mustapha Bukar. The bill was on Tuesday passed for second reading.
The bill was titled “Bill for an Act to amend the Federal Polytechnic Daura, Katsina State, to make provision for a change of name of the Federal Polytechnic Daura, Katsina State, to Mustapha Bukar Polytechnic Daura, Katsina State and for related matters 2019.”
Late Bukar represented Katsina North in the 8th Senate and sponsored the bill that established the Federal Polytechnic Daura.
Senators took their turn to eulogize their late colleague and recalled memorable moments they had together in the upper legislative chamber during his lifetime.
None of the speakers on the plenary had a differing opinion on the decision to immortalise Bukar, they posited that doing so would be an encouragement to public office holders to strive to leave a legacy.
While thanking Kaita for sponsoring the bill, the Senate President said “It is a very good example of the kind of attitude politicians should have. “We are normally seen as bad people because people hardly understand us even though they trust us as we are always elected. This time around we will go further in giving a positive impression that we should give Nigerians and people we represent.”
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