Lagos Assembly urges President to `walk the talk’


The Lagos State House of Assembly has called on President Muhammadu
Buhari to walk the talk in his 2018 New Year address to the nation,
saying the address put records straight.
The Spokesman of the House, Mr Tunde Braimoh, made the appeal while
reacting to the President’s address.
Braimoh, the Chairman, House Committee on Information, Strategy and
Publicity, described the President’s address as thoughtful,
insightful, intuitive and an unequivocal manifestation of a
determination to succeed.
“I can only encourage Mr. President to walk his talk by repelling any
act or conduct calculated at sacrificing the cohesion, security and
well being of the citizenry at the altar of the avaricious
covetousness of a few.
“The President’s reportage on the giant strides made by his
administration in the transportation, power and works sectors
especially railway, roads and electricity are heart-warming and
portend harbingers of hope for Nigerians.
“These are lofty indicators of happier, rosier times to come in the
near future,” Braimoh, representing Kosofe Constituency II in the
Assembly, said.
While commending the president for putting the records straight on
fuel scarcity, the lawmaker urged him to expedite action at
alleviating the suffering of the masses.
“The President’s address is a dispassionate and courageous attempt at
setting the records straight as far as the human-induced-artificial
fuel scarcity is concerned.
“Coming from the horses mouth, it now transcends equivocation or
vacillation to situate the basis of the fuel scarcity properly.
“Some of us had always insinuated that the problem was man-made and
targeted at denigrating the government and decimating its efforts.
“But the President’s speech has now given our suspicions the required
empiricism,” he said.
Braimoh equally commended the president for addressing ways and
manners politicians ought to conduct themselves as 2019 electioneering
campaigns approach.
The lawmaker lauded Buhari for cautioning aspirants to public offices
to shun all tendencies and actions that could polarise and jeopardise
the unity of the country.
“As intuitively observed by Mr. President, we are in a year of
electioneering with the attendant plagues of shenanigans, chicanery,
lack of patriotism, foul play and desperation.
“The maneuvres and manipulation of politicians to attain or retain
power at all cost is the root cause of most of our socio-economic and
ethno-religious problems,” he added.

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