Lawan made the disclosure, on Thursday, when he appeared on News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja.
“This project is a product of deep thinking by my colleagues, senators-elect.
“Some of our colleagues decided right after the Presidential and National Assembly elections to consider the possibility for us to run for the office of the senate president given our history and experience.
“So this is a project that originated from senators-elect themselves,’’
The lawmaker, who represents Yobe North Senatorial District on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said he had the requisite experience to deliver in the leadership of the NASS.
“One crucial thing is that we have the experience to deliver in the leadership of the national assembly, haven served in the national assembly for almost 20 years in both chambers.
“I served very closely with most members in the house at that time and most senators on the senate side.
“I would have had a lot of engagements with my colleagues, tapped from their wealth of experiences.
“I have learnt a lot of things from both leaders of the NASS whom I served with and members that I also served with.
“So, we have what it takes and of course, that helps us in pushing the agenda of ensuring that the national assembly works for Nigerians,”