The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has commended the Governor of Kano State Abdullahi Umar Ganduje for the developmental strides he has so far achieved in the state.
The Speaker who was in Kano on a condolence visit over the demise of the father of a member of the House, Hon Sha'aban Sharada, also offered the governor the partnership of the House to further develop the state.
"Your Excellence, you have been a pillar of support and our prayer is that we will continue and jointly help and develop Kano State and Nigeria in general.
"While paying condolence, let me also commend you on the great work you are doing in the state. Each time I come into Kano, I see for myself the footprints everywhere. I believe it behooves on us to commend you for the incredible work you are doing and hope that you continue to do same," the Speaker said.
He condoled the government and people of the state on the death of Alhaji Ibrahim Sharada, whom he described as a father, an islamic scholar and political leader.
"We condole you from the House on the great loss to the people of Kano and to Nigeria."
Responding, Governor Ganduje thanked the Speaker for the love he has shown by coming to Kano for the condolence visit.
He also thanked the Speaker for having a progressive relationship with the executive arm, saying that would take Nigeria to the next level.
"I want to congratulate you for having a progressive relationship between the National Assembly and the Presidency. I think, in order to take Nigeria to the next level, this progressive relationship is very important.
"We were just discussing about the budget. Government will soon send the budget, and I heard your comments on how soon that budget will be ready from the National Assembly. I think that is a progressive stand that you have taken.
"I am sure, with that in your mind, you will do everything possible to see that all unnecessary obstacles are being removed for a smooth passage of our national budget," Governor Ganduje said.
The Speaker, who was recieved in the state by the majority leader of the House, Hon. Alhassan Ado Dogowa and other members of the House from the state, visited the family of late Alhaji Ibrahim Sharada and offered his prayers for the repose of his soul.