The Muslim Media Watch Group of Nigeria has commended members of 10th National Assembly for electing the Presiding Officers of the National Legislature without any rancor.
According to the Group, the smoothness of the highly contested elections in the Senate and House of Representatives speaks to the character and caliber of the new Legislators that they are matured politicians who are ready to give their best for Nation.
In Press Statement issued today and signed by the National Coordinator of the Group, the Muslim Media Watch call on the new members of the National Assembly to brace-up for repositioning of Nigeria politically and economically so that dividends of democracy could be spread to all Nigerians.
It said, it is highly regrettable that since 1999, most Nigerians are yet to reap the fruits of democracy while political office-holders ‘swim in millions and billions of Naira’ to the detriment of the poor masses they should serve.
The new Administration in Nigeria headed by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu the Group said, appeared poised to make certain changes and reforms in the political, judicial and economic lives of the people as well as in the areas of energy, education, health and social infrastructure; such laudable steps it said cannot succeed without the support of the National Assembly Members and the people of the Country at large.
The Media Group therefore urged both President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the Legislators to focus on fighting insecurity, holistic fight against corruption, reduction on cost of governance, de-monetisation of our political system, amendment of corruptive provisions in the Nation’s Constitution and Administration of Criminal Justice as well as find ways of reducing hardship inflicted on the people as a result of increase in the prices of petroleum products.