Lawal faults clamour for scraping of senate
By Steve Oko
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has faulted the clamour by Nigerians for the Senate to be scrapped as part of measures to prune down the homongous cost of governance in the country.
Lawan warned that there could be anarchy if the Senate is scrapped as being clamoured by some people.
He challenged those behind the calls to vote them out in 2023 if they don’t like their faces.
Lawan stated this on Friday while declaring open, a retreat for top management staff of the National Assembly and National Assembly Service Commission in Abuja.
He described the Senate as a leveler which ensured that all parts of the country are equally represented unlike the House of Representatives where states with higher populations produce the highest number of lawmakers.
The Senate President also faulted the argument of those clamouring for the scrapping of the Senate because of the perceived jumbo pay being earned by the senators.
He said the annual budget of the National Assembly is less than one per cent of the nation’s 2021 budget.
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