The Kwara State Chapter of the All Progressives Youth Forum (APYF) received with utmost joy the news of a fulfilment of a near decade yearnings of the Nigerian public for transparency in the National Assembly. We are extremely delighted that the public demand for openness in the legislative arm of government has now been met under the current leadership led by the amiable President of the Senate, Sen. (Dr.) Abubakar Bukola Saraki.
The APYF would like to reaffirm that the achievement recorded with #OpenNass under Dr. Saraki is even more significant when considered against the background that the National Assembly budget has been shrouded in secrecy for the past eight years. The fact that Dr. Saraki, as President of the Senate, fulfilled a promise that has remained unfulfilled throughout the tenure of his predecessors is a glaring indication of his commitment to the survival of democracy in Nigeria
With this feat, Dr. Saraki has no doubt proven that if the ideals of democracy were to be lost, the people could rediscover it in the minds of progressive minded people like himself. We are very proud of Dr. Saraki, and as young people within the party closely observing and learning from front line political leaders; we are confident that the President of the Senate remains a towering example and role model to all of us aspiring for future leadership.
It is our prayer that this singular act of transparency by the Dr. Bukola Saraki-led Senate will deepen democratic values and advance the development agenda of the current administration under the able leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari. We, the progressive youths, are very proud of our dear Senate President and commend him for this singular achievement.
Director, Media & Publicity,
All Progressives Youth Forum, Kwara State.