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