Yar’Adua Replaces Ningi As Chairman Of Northern Senators’ Forum

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Senator representing Katsina Central in the upper legislative chamber, Abdulaziz Yar’Adua, APC, on Thursday, emerged as the new Chairman of the Northern Senators’ Forum.
Sen Yar’Adua’s emergence followed the resignation on Wednesday of Senator Abdul Ningi after his suspension for three months by the Senate over a budget padding allegation.
In his acceptance speech to the members of the forum, Senator Yar’Adua expressed deep honour, saying he was humbled to accept the chairmanship of the Northern Senators’ Forum.
“I extend my heartfelt gratitude to my distinguished colleagues for this vote of confidence in me following the resignation of my distinguished elder brother, Senator Abdul Ningi whom I hold in high esteem.
“I wish to acknowledge and commend the decent outing and the contributions he made during his tenure,” Yar’Adua said.
The Katsina lawmaker states that he was aware of the challenges facing the Northern region in security, agriculture, education, healthcare, drug abuse and human trafficking, among others.
He noted that the major objective of the Forum is to promote the interest of Nigeria, first followed by development of the North through collaboration with their distinguished colleagues from the South and cooperating with the executive arm of government to ensure that the challenges of the region are addressed.
“We Shall therefore work in consultation with our distinguished colleagues to preserve the unity and progress of our dear nation.
“In advancing these noble objectives, I am committed to streamlined activities within the Northern Senators Forum. We shall operate with transparency, accountability, and integrity, upholding the trust placed on us by the electorate.
“Our legislative discourse will continue to be characterized by civility, dignity, and adherence to the rule of law as we fulfill our lawmaking, policy-making, and oversight functions,” Senator Yar’Adua said
He expressed confidence that with the collective efforts and cooperation of his colleagues, they can effect positive change, uplift the North, and contribute to the overall development of the great nation.
“Together, let us embark on this journey with unwavering dedication and a steadfast commitment to serving our constituents and our country.
“May our actions be guided by wisdom, compassion, and a shared vision for a better and brighter future for all Nigerians,” Yar’Adua added.


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