OPENING REMARKS BY DR. ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON, FORMER SENATE PRESIDENT (2015 – 2019) AT THE FOURTH TECHNICAL SESSION OF THE 2-DAY RETREAT FOR SENATORS OF THE 10TH NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ON FISCAL POLICY AND TAX REFORMS IN UYO, AKWA IBOM STATE ON OCTOBER 20, 2023.
Let me commend the leadership of the 10th Senate and the management of the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS) for coming up with this lofty Programme which is not only timely, relevant, useful, and instructive but also taking place in a beautiful environment which in itself represents the prospects that are abundant in our country. A retreat that aimed to “deepen participants’ knowledge of public financial management, fiscal policy, and tax reforms”, “develop the strategic legislative objectives of the 10th Senate and
A GOODWILL MESSAGE DELIVERED BY FORMER SENATE PRESIDENT, DR. ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON, AT THE FAREWELLDINNER FOR OUTGOING GOVERNORS ORGANISED BY THE NIGERIA GOVERNORS FORUM (NGF) AT THE TRANSCORP HOTEL, ABUJA, ONSUNDAY, MAY 14, 2023.
1. Let me start my goodwill message by, on behalf of all the outgoing members of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), giving glory to Almighty God who has made it possible for them to complete their tenure. 2. I congratulate the outgoing members of this distinguished forum as you get ready to bow out gracefully and hand over the mantle of leadership in your respective states to your successors. 3. More deserving of this congratulations are your family members who have been paying a huge price
Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, former Senate President, has extended his congratulations to Nigerians on the 62nd anniversary of the nation's independence. Despite the current situation, he remains optimistic about the country's future. In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki urged Nigerians to use this anniversary as a moment to reflect on the country's past achievements. He particularly highlighted the contributions of the founding fathers in achieving independence and in building a united country. He further stated
Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, former President of the Senate, has declared that Sen. Ademola Adeleke, the winner of yesterday's Osun State gubernatorial election, has reclaimed the People’s Democratic Party's (PDP) stolen mandate through this victory. In a statement released on his social media channels, Saraki emphasized that Adeleke demonstrated exceptional leadership following the baffling loss in 2018. He worked tirelessly to build a stronger coalition across the state and the nation, ensuring that the PDP remains the most popular party in the state. In a
BEING THE TEXT OF A SPEECH BY DR. ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON, IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT OF THE NIGERIAN SENATE ON ‘EXECUTIVE – LEGISLATIVE RELATIONSHIP’ PRESENTED TO A RETREAT ORGANISED BY THE BAYELSA STATE GOVERNMENT FOR MEMBERS OF THE STATE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AND OTHER TOP GOVERNMENT FUNCTIONARIES AT THE IBOM-ICON HOTELS & GOLF RESORT, UYO, AKWA IBOM ON 18TH MARCH, 2021. “The Senate (Legislature) was an independent entity and operated as a co-equal Branch; our democracy depended on the separation and balance between the two (executive
Zamfara Impeachment: All Leaders Must Speak Out Against Injustice, says Saraki. Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, former President of the Senate, has condemned the abrupt impeachment of the Zamfara State Deputy Governor, Mahdi Ali Gusau, stating it was carried out without adherence to constitutional processes and procedures. In a statement released on his social media channels, Saraki noted: “After 21 years of our democracy, a time when all leaders and stakeholders should be pursuing and encouraging adherence to the Constitution, the abrupt impeachment of the
Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, former President of the Senate, has urged the government and other stakeholders to intensify the fight against drug abuse at our various borders to stem the influx of illicit drugs into the country. Saraki was represented by Dr. Ali Ahmad, former Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, at the 7th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Northern Broadcasting Media Owners Association in Kano on Monday. Saraki, who spearheaded the 8th Senate's 2017 Roundtable on the 'Drug Use Crisis
Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, former President of the Senate, has urged the police in Ebonyi State to release Mr. Chika Nwoba, the State Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who was arrested in January. In a statement released by his media office over the weekend, Saraki expressed disappointment that a citizen was arrested on the flimsy grounds of 'circulating false information', and subsequently detained for more than a month without a fair hearing. He described the arrest, carried out by the state
Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, former President of the Senate, calls on the National Assembly to act quickly and outlines options for the bill's passage now that the President has decided to decline assent to the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill. I am confident that I speak on behalf of millions of Nigerians in urging the National Assembly to act swiftly. This is because we cannot afford to allow a single contentious clause to undermine all the positive aspects of the proposed Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill.
Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, former President of the Senate, has called for stronger political will among politicians and policymakers to achieve universal basic healthcare in Nigeria. Speaking on Thursday, December 16th, at the Universal Health Coverage Summit organized by Chatham House and held at the Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja, Saraki emphasized that to prioritize healthcare and health security coverage, Nigerian leaders at both national and subnational levels need to take healthcare delivery for all citizens more seriously. 'To achieve development, the Nigerian population must