As the Seventh House of Representatives approaches its mid-term point, the speaker, Aminu Tambuwal, has announced that a comprehensive review of the legislative agenda would be carried out.
The review, according to the Speaker, would help to determine how far the House has gone in the delivery of the aims and objectives of the agenda which was subscribed to by every member at the beginning of the assembly.
The legislative agenda formed the bedrock of the policy direction of the House Seventh Assembly.
While welcoming Mourtada Deme, the project director of Democratic Governance for Development Project, funded by the United Nations Development Programme [UNDP], the Speaker called for technical assistance for the review of the Legislative Agenda.
According to him, projects funded by the UNDP had done a lot to support the growth of democracy in the country, adding that the House would be glad to receive further support as it gets set to review the Legislative Agenda.
“I urged you to continue in your efforts in strengthening democracy so that our people will benefit from dividends of democracy, particularly in our electoral reform process. Also, I urged you to collaborate with relevant Committees in the House so as to attain the MDG goals,” he said.
Tambuwal, who noted that the duties of the National Assembly in areas of oversight, public hearings on bills would be further enhanced with logistic support from UNDP, assured the Project Director that more bills would be passed to protect women and vulnerable members of the society.
Deme had in his remark commended the leadership of the House for the passage of women friendly bills and urged the lawmakers to work towards the attainment of the MDG goals.