National Assembly not trying to cover up on budget – Ashafa

National Assembly not trying to cover up on budget – Ashafa

Dayo Emmanuel


Senator Gbenga Ashafa has assured Nigerians of dividends of democracy within the first year of the APC-led government.

Ashafa, representing Lagos East Senatorial District in the Nigerian
Senate gave the assurance after the Inter-Denominational Divine
Service (IDDS), held at The Apostolic Church, Ketu, Lagos, recently.

According to Ashafa, after the event organised by the Christian
Association of Nigeria (CAN), “The issue of the budget now as it is,
the National Assembly  is not in anyway trying to cover up. The
Presidency will look at it and everyone would see transparency, and
Nigerians would get the best in the first year,” he said.

The Senator, who is optimistic on the success of the present
government in delivering the dividends of democracy as promised,
continued that, “We have to tighten our belts and see how every
Nigerian would benefit.”

He also appealed to Nigerians to be patient as the nation experiences the needed change. “I want to appeal to Nigerians and we would see it will be to the benefit of all,” he assured.

On the interdenominational service organised by CAN, Ashafa said “If you look at the theme of the program ‘Faith: antidote to helplessness, you will see that it is timely. An average Nigerian is helpless and what we need is strong faith in God. I particularly come every year to this program which I call a festival because it is a festival of prayer.”

He added that, “It opens the heart and eyes of Nigerians to happenings in the past, present and what would possibly happen in the future. We are being told here how to be good citizens of the world because Nigerians are everywhere.”

The IDDS is an annual prayer program of CAN held every second Saturday of February at The Apostolic Church, Ketu, Lagos.


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