Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tumbuwal has appealed to Nigerians to be patient with the House over the implementation of the Farouk Lawan-led committee on fuel subsidy regime.
Tumbuwal made the appeal while speaking to newsmen in Port Harcourt, shortly after attending the burial ceremony of late Eze Clifford Nwuche, the father of former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Prince Chibudom Nwuche at Ula Upata in Ahoada-East Local Government Area of Rivers State.
He explained that the federal lawmakers had shown resolve to end the corruption that rocked the policy and promised that the report would be appropriately implemented.
The Speaker said: “We have started conclusion on the report of the committee that reviewed the Subsidy Regime except for a few areas where some companies have not been given adequate opportunity to come and be heard otherwise the report has come and received virtually the approval and commendation of the House.”
He called on the public to reason with the parliament, especially of its role in governance explaining that the legislature had limitations and responsibilities, but assured that it would do its best to carry out its responsibilities.
Tumbuwal, who described the Governor of Rivers State, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi as a role model to other public officers in the country, observed that there was huge transformation in the state.
He said: “You could see clearly that the Government is at work and what is being done is not only just work but quality work. I believe that the Governor deserve commendation to justify the resources Rivers State Government is receiving.
“I have been here several times, several years back and I am impressed with what I have seen. Clearly there is a challenge to other governors and indeed to all of us who are in public service.
“Public service is a call to duty, transparency, accountability, and selflessness. It is not all about luxury or to be in cosy environment of your office or home. For me, it is a challenge for every public officer to go out and work for the people that put you there and I believe the Governor is doing that.”