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UBEC Amendment: Malala Yousafzai Commends Saraki, Senate

2017-08-12T11:51:03+00:00 August 12th, 2017|Education|

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate, has commended the 8th Senate, and its President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki for the  recent amendment to the Universal Basic Education Act, which extends the right to free education across Nigeria from nine years to twelve years for all children. In [...]

International Youth Day: Saraki Calls for Youth Inclusion in Governance

2017-08-12T11:42:18+00:00 August 12th, 2017|Press Releases 
& Statements|

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has called for the creation of sustainable opportunities and empowerment programmes for young Nigerians to enable them play their role in the governance of the country. Saraki, according to a statement by his Special Adiviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, gave the charge in his goodwill [...]

More States Will Soon Access UBEC Funds, Says Saraki

2017-08-12T11:55:00+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Education, Legislature|

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has stated that Senate’s amendment of the Act that establishes the Compulsory Universal Basic Education, will provide all 36 States of Nigeria with needed funds to enhance the quality of education in the country. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, [...]

Saraki Seeks Alignment of Education Curriculum With Industry Requirements

2017-08-08T14:02:00+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Education|

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday stated that Nigeria’s university curriculum and teaching methods must be upscaled to reflect the demands of employers from both the public and the private sectors. Speaking on the need for the country to urgently reposition its educational system to reflect current domestic and global realities [...]

Anambra Massacre: Saraki Condoles with Families of Victims

2017-08-07T03:47:39+00:00 August 6th, 2017|Security|

- Says “Perpetrators Must be Brought to Justice” President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has expressed deep sadness over the massacre that occurred at St. Philip’s Catholic Church, Anambra State on Sunday. In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki stated that the killing of worshippers [...]

Saraki Pledges To Support Surgery For 6-Year Boko Haram Victim

2017-07-31T02:04:30+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Security, Share-Worthy|

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has pledged to contribute to the spinal cord corrective surgery for a six-year old boy, Ali Ahmadu, ran over by Boko Haram terrorists. Saraki, according to a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Affairs, Mohammed Isa, made the pledge when the victim was presented to him [...]

Saraki Reiterates Commitment to Freedom of Speech

2017-07-31T02:11:50+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Share-Worthy, Speeches & Remarks|

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Friday reiterated his commitment to freedom of speech and the use of social media. In a series of tweets on his personal account @BukolaSaraki, the President of the Senate, was responding to a story carried by some publications that a civil servant was being allegedly vilified [...]

Three PIB Related Bills Scale Second Reading in Senate

2017-07-28T12:35:00+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Legislature|

In keeping with its promise to fast-track the passage of all relevant laws that will reposition the nation's oil industry in line with global best practices, the Senate on Thursday, passed to second reading stage three Petroleum Industry Bills (PIB) related Bills. The three Bills are aimed at providing legal frameworks and other critical aspects [...]

Closing Remarks by The President of Senate after the conclusion of the Constitution Amendment Process

2017-07-28T12:39:27+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Legislature, Speeches & Remarks|

I want to thank all our colleagues. I want to really commend and appreciate the efforts of our Deputy Senate President and all members of the Constitution Review Committee. This is an exercise for which we gave a promise and we have kept to it. Definitely, we have made history this afternoon with the exercise [...]

Universal Health Coverage A Right

2017-07-25T03:51:26+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Health|

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has described Universal Health Coverage (UHC) as a right of all Nigerians, irrespective of their stations in life. Saraki who disclosed this during the launch of the Legislative Network for Universal Health Coverage in Abuja on Monday, according to a statement by his chief Press Secretary, Sanni [...]

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