Speaker of House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal
By Mohammed Aminu
Speaker of House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, said the ongoing review of the 1999 Constitution will correct the mistakes of the past.
Tambuwal made the remark Sunday night, shortly after receiving an award at the Sokoto Merit Awards organised by the state government at the auditorium of Sokoto Polytechnic.
According to him, the National Assembly was determined to correct the ills of the past and make Nigeria a better place for all.
“Let me reassure the people that the National Assembly has only one agenda to make Nigeria better. The work we have been doing is to ensure that every Nigerian feels a sense of belonging.
“Therefore, I plead with Nigerians to give the process all the necessary support so that together we can finally build the nation of our dreams,” he said.
The Speaker stressed the need for Nigerians not to dwell on the challenges ahead and the way their leaders got it wrong but resolve to give their best for the development of the nation.
He challenged Nigerians to strive hard and render selfless service to their communities.
“We must begin to work hard to change the role models of our children from people who acquire wealth through dubious means to people who bring joy to their fellow human beings and left this life better than they met it,” Tambuwal said.
He thanked the state government for the gesture and pledged to do more to bring change in the lives of the people.
In his remarks, Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aliyu Wamakko, said the state government decided to honour outstanding individuals from Sokoto, who brought honour and respect to the state.
He described Tambuwal as an illustrious son of the state, who had lived up to the expectations of not only his colleagues but fellow Nigerians.
Wamakko stated that the Speaker’s responsible leadership in the House had strengthened and deepened the relationship between the three arms of government.
He explained that the state government selected five outstanding individuals for the award this year, adding that the gesture was meant to galvanise people at all levels to render selfless service and strive for excellence.
“It is not one’s age that matters but one’s accomplishments. Therefore, we must continue to explore how best we can make our children’s tomorrow better than our today.
“This can only be achieved, if we remain committed to the ideals of the founding fathers of the nation,” he said.
Also speaking, the Head of Service of the Federation, Alhaji Bello Sali, reassured Nigerians that the security situation was now under control.
He called on the awardees to continue to live an exemplary life and render selfless service to the people.