By Ahmad Tijjani Abdul Kano
Northern Senators Forum on Monday urged Northerners to remain calm as it explores “avenues for dialogues, negotiations, and deploy legal measures to address the relocation of CBN, and Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) back to Lagos.
A statement signed by Senator Abdulrahman Kawu Sumaila on behalf of the Forum that was made available to Reporters in Kano explained that “Be rest assured, our actions align with the constitutional framework and the laws of the land, as we endeavor to uphold justice and fairness.”
Senator Kawu Sumaila who is the Spokesperson of the group said “We will engage the executive branch of the government and the leadership of the Senate and the relevant stakeholders to actively listen to the concerns of Nigerians and provide updates on our progress.”
The Northern Senators Forum further assured constituents of its commitments towards addressing their concerns regarding certain decisions and policies put forth by the federal government.
Sen. Suleiman Kawu Sumaila, representing Kano South Senatorial District, stressed that as representatives of the people at the national level, they would do the needful to address the concerns over lopsidedness in the distribution and allocation of resources in the 2024 budget, relocation of some federal agencies from Abuja to Lagos.
“As representatives of the people at the national level (Senate), we are committed to addressing lopsidedness in the distribution and allocation of resources in the 2024 budget, and the relocation of some federal agencies from Abuja to Lagos,”
Senator Sumaila said “We understand the importance of fostering a harmonious relationship between the government and its citizens, and it is in this spirit that we are announcing our collective efforts to seek an amicable resolution to these pressing issues, within the confines of our constitution and existing laws.”
The signed statement reads in part : “First and foremost, let us assure our constituents that we have taken their concerns seriously and are actively engaging with our colleagues in order to address these matters effectively. We firmly believe in the power of open dialogue and collaboration to bring about positive change for our nation.”
“Throughout our term in office, our primary objective has been to advocate for the well-being and best interests of those we represent. We recognize the significance of our role as a bridge between the people and their government, and it is with great responsibility and dedication that we undertake this task,” the statement reads in parts.
“We acknowledge that our constituents have shown great patience and trust in our abilities thus far. It is now our turn to ask for their continued support and understanding during this critical juncture.
Together, we can work towards resolving the issues at hand and restoring faith in our democratic processes,” the statement added.
We ask for your continued support, trust, and patience as we work towards delivering positive outcomes for our constituents and upholding the values enshrined in our Constitution,” the statement concluded.