He spoke at the fifth edition of the empowerment programme of Senator Solomon Olamilekan Adeola in Lagos West over the weekend.
In a statement by Ola Awoniyi, his Special Adviser, Media, Lawan appealed to Nigerians to entrust the country’s affairs to the ruling party.
He accused the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, of being responsible for the challenges Nigerians are currently facing.
According to Lawan: “APC, by the Grace of God, will continue to rule Lagos and rule Nigeria.
“All that we need to do is to continue what we are doing now. Support our leaders. Tolerate us. Unite ourselves and of course, remain focused.
“PDP may tell you something funny about the administration of APC at the national level but PDP ruled Nigeria for 16 years and all that they did was to leave or bequeath so many challenges to us in 2015.
“By the Grace of God, we are going to turn around the fortunes of this country for the better. We have done so much but we are also challenged especially in the area of security.”
Lawan also defended loans being borrowed by the APC-led administration.
The Senate President maintained that those loans were channeled towards infrastructural developments across the country.
Lawan added: “When someone tells you that the APC administration only takes loans or borrows money, PDP had 16 years of so many resources and they did very little infrastructure in the country if any. The money disappeared and our options are limited.
“If we have to borrow, we have to borrow responsibly, targeted at capital development and today I want to say without any fear of contradiction that in every part of this country, there is infrastructural development either in terms of roads, bridges, dams and so on and so forth.
“I want to assure Nigerians that APC as a political party is the one that you can trust because, for us, the citizens of this country are the most essential elements and people that we must always focus on.”