The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, declared Saturday in Lagos that the Ninth National Assembly stands out from the previous ones.
Lawan who stated this while receiving the Political Icon of the year award from the Sun Newspaper said the uniqueness of the 9th National Assembly lies in it’s ability to conquer most complex and critical legislations that had either defied passage or assent.
He said: “I am sure the award has been given to me because I have been in the Legislature or in the National Assembly for more than two decades and that is to say that the Legislature has been recognised at this stage.
“I’m so pleased and delighted that the Sun Newspapers are able to sieve through and see what the other arm of government, the Legislature, is doing because more often than not, the Legislature does not receive the kind of attention that it deserves from the citizens.
“For us in the Ninth National Assembly, we believe that service to our fatherland, service to our people, service to different Senatorial Districts and Federal constituencies is paramount and there is nothing more than that.
“Thank God in less than three years, the Ninth National Assembly has done tremendously well in the area of important, critical and crucial legislations for national development.