Senate President says APC government will fulfill promises

Edwin Akwueh, Abuja

Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has restated his loyalty to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), stressing that he believes the President Muhammadu Buhari government will redeem its electoral promises made during the 2015 general election.

The Senate President spoke at the 10th Abuja Housing Show where top government officials and prominent stakeholders in the housing sector brainstormed on new ways to facilitate access to housing for Africans, particularly Nigerians.

Senator Saraki assured Nigerians that the APC government was unwavering in its commitment to the social welfare of the people and re-affirmed his loyalty to the party.

“The Senate and the National Assembly as a whole believe very strongly that we must make a difference in the housing sector,” he said.

In his reaction to observations that the existing housing laws need respective amendment and repeal, the Senate President charged the organizers of the Summit to take a further step by forwarding a document of laws requiring amendments to the National Assembly.

“I assure you that action will be taken instantaneously,” he noted, while asserting that the Senate has commenced the review processes of several laws affecting property rights and access to housing in the country.

According to him, the review of the National Housing Fund Act is on-going and would be completed before the end of the year.

The organizers of the event said the central objective of the Summit was to come up with feasible strategies on how to end the problem of homelessness in Nigeria.

Other personalities at the Summit include a representative of the Speaker of House of Reps; the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola; Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje; Turkish Ambassador to Nigeria, Hakan Çakıl; TUC President, Comrade Bobboi Kaigama and other investors.