He said this in his acceptance speech while appreciating the Senate for his emergence as its President.
Akpabio said, “We shall have a seriously forward-looking Senate that will emphasise economic viability, social acceptability, tackle environmental issues and bring about sustainable growth.
We must provide the required legislative framework and legal environment for President Tinubu to anchor the policies and programmes that he espouses for the country,” he said.
Akpabio further hailed Tinubu for the step taken on subsidy removal.
He added, “If it requires legislative backing, we shall give. We must begin to produce our own fuel in Nigeria. We must begin to encourage the production of diesel and other products in this country,” he added
Akpabio polled 63 votes to defeat Abdulaziz Yari, who polled 46 votes.