• Tuesday, March 05, 2024
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Saraki seeks e-parliament for Nigeria

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Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has tasked the Senate Committee on Rules and Business to evolve an e-parliament that would open a new chapter in legislative business in the country.
While inaugurating the committee in the National Assembly complex, Saraki noted that members of the committee were chosen to make a difference in managing the day-to-day business of lawmaking by the 8th Senate.
He said: “The challenge to us particularly is ‘how do we take 8th Senate to the issue of e-parliament’. I think that is my charge to the members of this important Committee.
“You must start this new page in the history of the Senate and I believe those who are members here have the capacity to do that and that is where we begin to say that the 8th Senate did make a difference and started to do something innovative and useful”.
“I know that being led by the chairman, the Majority Leader and also distinguished senators, you must be the one that will change operational modalities of the Senate because that is one of the things that we want you to do as you prepare the Order Paper of the 8th Senate on a daily basis.
He added that the composition of the committee also show that the 8th Senate is operating a policy of inclusiveness having put politics behind it to face the real work of legislating for the country,” he said.

Earlier, Babajide Omoworare, chairman of the Committee, pledged that the committee would be innovative and proactive in the execution of its duties.
OWEDE AGBAJILEKE