Former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs and now Senator-elect, Godswill Akpabio, has expressed his intention to become the President of the 10th Senate to President Muhammadu Buhari. Akpabio made the disclosure after a meeting with the President at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Sunday.
He also expressed his appreciation to the President for giving him the opportunity to serve as a minister in his administration. When asked about his plans if he emerges as the Senate President, Akpabio stated that he intends to bring a lot of reforms into the Senate, in the ways and manners they do business, to assist the incoming administration in succeeding.
“We will be very thorough in doing everything; we’ll enforce loyalty to the Constitution, we’ll bring about loyalty to Nigerians. We will tackle issues through legislation to empower Nigerians and particularly the youth. The restiveness that we are seeing across the nation, we’ll do our best to make good laws and to assist the administration to bring about policies that will empower the youths of the country,” he said.
Akpabio also spoke about his intention to work closely with the incoming Bola Tinubu presidency to empower Nigerians, particularly the youth.
“We’ll restrict the youths from being lured into criminality, into brigandage and all that. We’ll get them working and I believe that with the help of the Almighty that both the National Assembly and the Executive will do a lot for the youths of this country,” he said.
When asked about his consultations with other lawmakers and the leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Akpabio said, “Yes, we have been doing that, we’ve done a lot of consultations and they’ve been very positive and well received. It’s almost like a woman who is already eight months pregnant, just a month to deliver.”
Akpabio promised to bring reforms to the Senate to assist the next administration to succeed. He also expressed his confidence in the incoming administration and the leadership of the APC to empower Nigerians, particularly the youth. He promised to work closely with the incoming Bola Tinubu presidency to achieve this goal.