Olisa Agbakoba, a former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), has advised the newly inaugurated 10th National Assembly to focus on the task of nation-building, formulating and pass bills that would improve the living condition of Nigerians.
Agbakoba, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), stated this in a statement on Wednesday, congratulating the new federal lawmakers on their inauguration on Tuesday.
The senior lawyer noted that Nigeria was currently facing the greatest challenges in the nation’s history, stressing that the 10th National Assembly must focus on pressing problems confronting the country such as insecurity, unemployment, and rising cost of living, among others.
“Congratulations to the 10th Assembly, Nigeria is facing perhaps the greatest challenge in our convoluted history.
“We as Nigerians ask that NASS begin to resolve our insecurity situation, mass unemployment at 40million, broken hospitals, schools, roads in disrepair, and most important reducing cost of living. Please focus on the most important matter of revenue as there are low hanging fruits that can raise 100 trillion to sort out our huge problems.
“The anti-corruption process will require overhaul. Many of the anti-corruption agencies are not playing in harmony with the orchestra. They are mostly overzealous in their work.
“It is critical to review the legal framework of the anticorruption agencies for effectiveness. Nigerians will demand a great deal from you to heal our wounded and divided nation,” he said.
Nigeria’s 10th National Assembly was inaugurated on Tuesday with Godswill Akpabio from Akwa Ibom State elected Senate president after defeating Abdul’aziz Yari.
Similarly, Tajudeen Abbas defeated Idris Wase and Aminu Jaji to become speaker of the House of Representatives.