The All Progressives Congress, APC, Tripartite Consultative Committee has met on Thursday to discuss service delivery to Nigerians.
President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated the tripartite committee, comprising the executive and legislative arms of government and the party’s leadership, last week, to strengthen internal democracy in the APC and enhance its chances of winning elections.
Thursday’s meeting, presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, had President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ahmed Wase, Chairman of the APC Caretaker Committee, Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State, among others, in attendance.
Lawan, who spoke to the media after the meeting, said that the essence of the committee was to ensure service delivery to Nigerians.
He said: “The legislature, the executive arm of government and the party, the platform on which the legislative, the executive were elected are all together in this trying to shape very strategic means of delivering services to the Nigerian people.
“We want to ensure that this is good governance continuously for the entire period of our tenure and the subsequent years that we are going to be in government by the grace of God.
“Therefore, this first meeting was to look at those critical areas that we need to concentrate and focus on to ensure that we improve on the way and manner we deliver services to the Nigerian people; either as executive arm of government or even at the legislative level. “
Lawan said that the APC, as the platform on which the executive and legislative were elected into office, is the vehicle for ensuring that the arms of government implement the manifesto of the party.
“And therefore, the party provides the guidance, the clarifications, and the rest two will continue to be implementers of this. We are very satisfied with this first meeting,” he said.
Lawan said subsequent meetings of the committee would be on monthly basis, while emergency meetings could also be called by the vice president at any time.
Source: Voice of Nigeria