Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has commended members of the 8th House of Representatives for being responsible for the cohesion that provided a conducive environment for major achievements to be attained in the last 2 years.
He also praised their patriotism and willingness to rise above party affiliations when critical issues of national importance come before them for legislative processing when he delivered an address in commemoration of 2 years of the 8th Assembly.
He said, “I must mention this to our collective credit, that the cohesion in the House is one of the major achievements of the 8th House. Without this, all else would have fallen apart as valuable hours of legislative business would have been dissipated on the management of internal squabbles.
“This we achieved by always placing patriotism above partisanship which is key to the unremitting exemplary maturity that is seen on the floor, week in week out. It was Albert Einstein who said, ‘life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving'”.
The speaker advised them to stick to the path, saying patriotism is and will always be what will keep them moving and balanced.
“Permit me to commend and deeply appreciate you all as we look forward to even greater cohesion in the years ahead,” he stated