The outgoing Senate President, Ahmad Lawan on Saturday, said people calling the 9th Senate rubber stamp were jealous of the achievements, the house has recorded in the last four years.
Senator Lawan disclosed this while speaking during the valedictory session marking the end of the 9th assembly in Abuja on Saturday.
According to him, a total of 1,113 bills were passed by the assembly in its 4 years tenure but a total of 500 bills were passed throughout the term, making it the highest in Nigeria’s Senate history.
He further explained that the senate also recorded 4 deaths among the Honourable members of the assembly, within the last four years.
He however remembered Senator Ike Ekweremadu, who was sentenced for organ harvesting offence in the United Kingdom, and urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to liaise with the UK government and intervene in the case.
Lawan who praised his colleagues for their achievements, said, “People calling us rubberstamp are jealous of our achievements.
“We started this journey on 11th June 2019 with 109 Senators, but over four years, we lost an unprecedented number of 4 members; Sen. Ignatius Longjan (representing Plateau South), Sen. Adebayo Osinowo (representing Lagos East), Sen. Rose Oko (representing Cross River North), Sen. Benjamin Uwajumogwu (representing Imo North).
“Despite they are not being here today to celebrate our successes, we most fondly remember them and pray that God will grant them eternal rest. May we please stand and observe a minute silence in their memory and honour,” he stated.