‘8th Na­tional Assem­bly must write its name in gold’

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS -

A Lagos law­maker, Mr Tunde Braimoh, said yes­ter­day that the 8th Na­tional Assem­bly should write its name in gold by ap­prov­ing de­vo­lu­tion of pow­ers in the coun­try.

Braimoh, the Chair­man, House Com­mit­tee on In­for­ma­tion, Pub­lic­ity and Strat­egy, spoke in an in­ter­view with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

The Se­nate and House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives had re­jected the pro­posal for de­vo­lu­tion of pow­ers in the con­sti­tu­tional amend­ment process, draw­ing the ire of many.

The Se­nate Pres­i­dent, Dr Bukola Saraki, had, how­ever, ex­plained there­after that the re­jec­tion was not the end-ofthe-road for the clause in the amend­ment.

Saraki said he was op­ti­mistic that if re-pre­sented for vot­ing, it might scale through.

The Ma­jor­ity Leader, House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, Mr Femi Gba­jabi­amila, has also said there would be a push for the issue to be re­vis­ited in the lower cham­ber in Septem­ber.

Braimoh said that de­vo­lu­tion of more pow­ers to com­po­nent units re­mained the most needed amend­ment to bring about Nigeria of ev­ery­body’s dream.

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