President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki yesterday restated the determination of the Senate to put the interest of the nation ahead in all its activities.
Saraki said interests of the country supersedes every other interest and should be paramount in everything.
Saraki spoke at Christ the King Catholic Church, Ntezi-Nkalagu, Ishielu local government area of Ebonyi state during a thanksgiving service organized by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Sports, Senator Obinna Ogba to thank God and his constituents.
He called on all Nigerians to join hands in building the nation irrespective of political, religious or ethnic affiliation.
He urged the people to encourage their leaders by supporting them and promised that the senate will continue to pass bills that will impart on the lives of Nigerians.
Saraki who was accompanied by many senators and prominent politicians, used the occasion to promised that the senate will assist the state to recover the N26billion it spent on federal projects in the state.
He commended the state government for constructing some federal projects in the state to change the lives of the people.
He said the only way the senate can support the government was to ensure that the funds spent in constructing the projects were recovered from the federal government.
Earlier, Governor David Umahi called on the federal government to refund the amount the state spent in constructing federal projects in the state.
He noted that the state needed the money to enable it tackle other developmental challenges confronting it.
He solicited the assistance of the senate in recovering the funds.
Umahi said the state government will soon put up a letter to the National Assembly to include Ebonyi state in the list of states to be assisted for Internally Displaced Persons.
He explained that many people of the state have been displaced following crisis that had rocked the state and the neighbouring Benue, Enugu, Abia and Cross River.


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  • vic

    WRONG SARAKI, YOU HAVE BEEN PUTTING YOURSELF FIRST BEFORE NIGERIA OR ELSE HOW DID YOU MANAGE TO ACCUMULATE WEALTH WORTH MORE THAN ONE TRILLION NAIRA TO LAY YOUR HANDS ON THOSE PROPERTIES AND RUNNING FOREIGN EXCHANGE. IT IS LIAR THIEVES LIKE YOU WHO HAVE FINISHED NIGERIA TODAY.