The immediate past Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, has congratulated Senator Ahmad Lawan and Mr Femi Gbajabiamila on their election as Senate President and Speaker of the 9th National Assembly.
Dogara also felicitated with Senator Ovie Omo-Agege and Idris Wase for their emergence as Deputy Senate President and Deputy Speaker, respectively.
He particularly promised to support Gbajabiamila in his leadership of the House.
In a statement issued by his spokesman, Turaki Hassan, the former Speaker described the emergence of new leaders of the National Assembly as the reflection of the wishes of the majority of senators and honourable members.
While praying to God for guidance to the new House leadership, Dogara also restated his continued commitment and support towards the success of the 9th National Assembly through enthronement of democratic ideals and legislative interventions geared towards the development of Nigeria.
“It is my sincere hope that the 9th Assembly under their leadership will consolidate on the unprecedented landmark achievements of the 8th Assembly and even surpass our records. We ask God to give them the wisdom and strength to pilot the affairs of their respective Chambers and contribute their quota in enthroning good governance in Nigeria. They can always count on my support,” he said.