Sunday, April 10, 2016 10:42 am
Mr Fatai Buhari, the senator representing Oyo North, has advised Senate President, Bukola Saraki to quit.
Saraki is facing trial for false assets declaration at the Code of Conduct Tribunal and has vowed to sit tight in office while the trial goes on.
But Buhari said if he were in Saraki’s shoes, he would have resigned from his position.
“I hate talking about personalities but on this matter, I would have resigned like the President of Iceland recently did.
“I will resign from that position whether I am right or wrong,” he said.
Buhari who shares the same name as President Muhammadu Buhari gave an assurance that the President will fix the nation’s problems and restore its lost glory.
President Buhari has good intentions, and is committed to restoring the lost glory, adding that it would be achieved, the Oyo senator said.
“President Buhari and the APC have good plans to transform Nigeria into a better country, and this I am sure he will achieve within the period of four years.
“Nigerians voted for the party and we will not betray the confidence reposed in us, they should just be more patient,” he said.
The lawmaker apologised to Nigerians on behalf of the party for the current situation in the nation and added that it was not a new development.
“We have seen it now and we will surely fix it.
“We understand what Nigerians are passing through and we won’t make it hard on them till we solve the problems.
“What we promise Nigerians is safe landing and we shall surely deliver on our promises,” he said.
The senator said that the government was also exploring the potentials that abound in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector as another source of income for the nation.
“South Korea did not have oil but built their economy on ICT, and today the country is one of the most advanced countries of the world.”
Buhari, who is a member of the Senate Committee on Appropriation, said that the mistakes and errors in the 2016 budget had been corrected.
He said that details of the corrected budget had been submitted to the president for assent and implementations.