Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has reaffirmed the commitment of the National Assembly, NASS under his leadership to the unity and indivisibility of the Nigerian nation.
Receiving the executive members of the Northern Reawakening Forum, NRF, led by Hon. Mohammed Umara Kumalia in Abuja, Saraki affirmed that Nigeria could only harness its economic potentials when her people live together harmoniously, irrespective of tribal, religious and political affiliations.
Saraki, who noted that the country is blessed with abundant resources, added that the only way to ensure their efficient utilization is for all the geo-political zones to contribute their quota to the growth of the economy.
The senate president further said in a statement issued from his media office that every part of the country is important and should be encouraged to actively participate in the development of the nation.
“It becomes a concern when any part of the country cannot meet up its obligation. Our objective in the Eighth Senate is to encourage the diversification of the economy by developing other sectors like agriculture, mining, industrialization and other viable areas with the aim of creating employment and a robust economic environment across the country.
“We must set out our priorities. We must show that there is a difference in our legislative activities. We must meet up with the yearnings and aspirations of Nigerians who have sacrificed so much for us during the last elections.
“I am confident that this Senate will continue to partner and work closely with every stakeholder in our resolve to give the nation the dividends of democracy”, he stressed.
Earlier, Kumalia had said his group came into existence three years ago with the aim of finding solutions to the myriads of challenges faced by Northern Nigeria.
He said the association has been engaging governments at all levels on how to contain the inter-ethnic and religious crisis, high level of illiteracy, exploration of oil in the North, agricultural development and insecurity.

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