”Nigerians need more enlightenment on legislators’ functions” – Gbajabiamila
Written by COMFORT 95.1FM on October 3, 2019
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has called for the enlightenment of Nigerians on the core functions of members of the National Assembly.
The Speaker, who received the leadership of the Centre for Legislative Engagement headed by a former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Attahiru Jega, asserted that a situation where a majority of Nigerians assess lawmakers based on criteria separate from their core constitutional functions, affected the country’s democracy.
Gbajabiamila said apart from the constitutional roles of law-making, representation and oversight that lawmakers have, Nigerians expect other things from them.
Alluding to the findings of a research conducted by the Centre on the performance of the eighth National Assembly, Gbajabiamila maintained that it was necessary to always assess the lawmakers based on their constitutional responsibilities.