Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki on Sunday in Ilorin, reiterated his commitment to the improvement of lives of Nigerians through quality legislation.
Dr Saraki gave the commitment in Ilorin at a town hall meeting with members of his Kwara Central Senatorial district.
“My business in government is to improve the lives of the people, it is a duty and I pledge that I will not stop until this is achieved,” he added.
The Senate President described his election as the number three citizen in the country as the glory of all the people of Kwara.
According to Saraki, whether anybody likes it or not, it is now the turn of Kwara to occupy the seat of Senate president.
He noted that the South East zone had enjoyed the slot for eight years, the same with Benue State which also had eight years and now, “its the turn of Kwara to enjoy the slot”.
Saraki addressed the people amid tight armed security made up of policemen and other uniform services.
He told the gathering that his eight years as governor of Kwara, he never had a chance to influence employment of indigenes in any federal establsihment, but that within one year in office as the Senate President, he had influenced the employment of many youths into federal agencies.
Sen Saraki pointed out projects like the Baruten/Kaiama road, Ilorin/Omu-Aran road, Ajase-Ipo/Offa/Osun State border and Bode Saadu/Jebba captured in the Federal Budget, a feat that was never recorded in the past and promised their implementation.
He said he has also used his influence as the Senate President to get the approval of the construction of 2, 000 classrooms by Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC).
According to him, as part of effort to ameliorate the suffering of teachers in the state and the country at large, the Senate was working to push teachers’ salaries into capital expenditure of the federal government.
“This is why I said that this is our time to enjoy the office of the Senate President, you all pray for me to be able to do more for the state and its people,” Saraki said.