A ministerial nominee from Imo State, Goodluck Nanah Opiah, has assured members of the National Assembly that their interests will always be protected in the government of President Muhammadu Buhari if confirmed.
He stated this during his confirmation hearing on the floor of the Senate Wednesday.
Opiah, a former member of House of Representatives, served as speaker of Imo State House of Assembly.
Before he was asked to take a bow and leave (a tradition accorded to lawmakers), the nominee said he has the highest regard for the legislative arm.
He said as a former lawmaker, he would be an ambassador of the legislature in the Executive arm of government.
He said, “Since the legislature is not tenure-based, there is always room for someone to come and go several times. Being a former member of the House of Representatives, I will always be an ambassador of the legislature in the executive.
“I will always protect you when legislative matters arise in the Executive arm of government.”