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Second year anniversary: Senator Basiru gives pass mark to national assembly

The Senate of the National Assembly spokesman, Senator Ajibola Basiru said the Assembly has discharged its duties creditably by making impactful contributions in the area of law making, oversight and monitoring functions as well as confirmation of appointments.

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Penpushing reports that, Basiru stated this at the Senate sitting at the Assembly to mark the second year anniversary of the assembly, stressing that the Senate with various legislation has impact on the lives of the people.

The federal lawmaker added further that, assembly has proved its competence for lawmaking and good governance in Nigeria, stressing that the Senate is in place to make laws for good governance of the society according to the section 4 of the Nigerian 1999 constitution as amended.

Penpushing also reports that, he pointed out that  the hallowed chamber headed by  President, Dr. Ahmed Lawan has braced itself to optimize performance in upcoming years in the interest of the citizens of the country, through its legislative duties.

The Senate spokesperson, Senator Ajibola Basiru noted that despite challenges and without fear of equivocation, the passing of Appropriation Act, Medium Term Expenditure framework, bulk of financial institution act which has not been touched for decades, the Police Amendment Act and others impacted lives of Nigerians, the assembly was up and doing

Penpushing further reports that, Basiru said,in the area of oversight functions,  the various committees in the senate have collaborated with the executive to avoid inefficiency and ensure that Nigerian people have the value for their money.

The Chairman Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs averred that the effort of the Senate in expanding the implementation of the capital aspect of the 2020 appropriation saved the country from lots of wastages, and ensured efficiency.

Penpushing reports that, he  pointed out that in the area of confirmation of appointments, the Senate have rejected some nominees who lack the statutory pre-requisite or constitutional provisions for the post.

The senate spokesperson stressed that Nigerians are anticipating the National Assembly to make constitution amendment not just a ceremony but something fundamental and impactful in realizing devolution of powers  and restructuring of governance in efficient and effective way that will promote good governance, welfare and security of the people.

Penpushing reports that, Basiru said Nigerians are expecting the Senate to come up with Electoral Act that would ensure transparency and integrity in leadership production system in Nigeria, stressing that the Petroleum Industry Bill is also a subject matter of urgent public importance.

The Senator maintained that the Senate should intensify efforts on legislation and activities that would ensure that youths are gainfully employed, to make the production sector really productive for growth of the economy.

Penpushing also reports that, while speaking on security said, public perception of the legislative and the executive arms must be of concern,noting  that more must be done by the Senate to deliver qualitative legislation to the citizens.

The Chairman Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs added that intervention for real infrastructure and productive activities must be embarked upon by the Senate to justify the peoples mandate and for the prosperous future of the country.

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