Jang ad­vises fed­eral, state law­mak­ers

The Punch - - TODAY - James Abra­ham, Jos

Aformer gov­er­nor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, has charged mem­bers of the Na­tional and State As­sem­blies not to be rub­ber stamps to the ex­ec­u­tive arm of gov­ern­ment.

Jang, who rep­re­sented Plateau North Sen­a­to­rial Dis­trict in the 8th Assem­bly, said, that was the only way Nige­ria’s democ­racy could sur­vive.

The for­mer gov­er­nor gave the ad­vice dur­ing a thanks­giv­ing ser­vice or­gan­ised by the law­maker rep­re­sent­ing Jos South, Jos East Fed­eral Con­stituency, Dachung Ba­gos, at COCIN RCC Gir­ing, Jos South Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Area of the state on Sun­day

Jang said, “Law­mak­ers should stand firm and should not be rub­ber stamps to the ex­ec­u­tive be­cause the suc­cess of democ­racy lies with the Na­tional and State As­sem­blies.

“They are the power of any demo­cratic setup and they should do what is needed to strengthen Nige­ria’s democ­racy”.

he ad­mon­ished those pre­sent to con­cen­trate on unity, peace­ful co­ex­is­tence and con­trib­ute their quota all the time to na­tional de­vel­op­ment.

The for­mer gov­er­nor said he was proud be­ing rep­re­sented by Ba­gos.

For­mer Speaker of the house of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, Yakubu Dog­ara, also ex­tolled the lead­er­ship qual­i­ties of the law­maker and urged other politi­cians to em­u­late his de­ter­mi­na­tion to bet­ter the lives of mem­bers of his con­stituency through qual­ity rep­re­sen­ta­tion.

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