Ahmad Lawan , the President of the ninth Assembly has blamed religion as the stumbling block preventing development in Nigeria.
News Mail Nigeria reports that Ahmad Lawan said this in a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media, Ola Awoniyi, in Abuja.
“Building a great nation requires sacrifice, endurance, and hope. This is especially true in our own case, where diversity in tongues and faiths make the task complex,” said
“But with abiding hope in our manifest destiny of greatness, I believe we shall overcome the challenges and build the Nigeria of our dream,” said Mr Lawan.
“Let us also continue to support the government in its efforts to provide security and an enabling environment for economic growth and prosperity.
Ahmad Lawan also said various committees in the National Assembly are working on the various proposals for the 1999 Constitution amendment , Electoral Reforms and the Petroleum Industry Bill.
“Our various committees are currently working on the various proposals for amendment of the 1999 Constitution and the Electoral Reforms Act to mention just a few as well as the Petroleum Industry Bill,” he said.
Ahmad Lawan added that the ninth Assembly is committed to working for the Nigerian people.
Ahmad Lawan said, “The National Assembly will continue to work for the Nigerian people in this regard and their legitimate pursuit of peace, happiness, and prosperity in their beloved country.
“The Ninth Assembly has stayed focused on its legislative agenda and has been providing legislative support to government and its policies.”