Abuja – Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has challenged the Committee on Rules and Business to evolve an e-parliament for the country.
He argued this would open a new chapter in legislative business in the country.
Saraki gave the challenge while inaugurating the committee in the National Assembly complex.
He noted that the members of the committee were specially chosen to make a difference in managing the day to day business of lawmaking by the 8th Senate.
“The challenge to us particularly is how do we take Eighth Senate to the issue of e-parliament. I think that is my charge to the members of this important Committee," Saraki said.
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"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 Eighth Senate did make a difference and started to do something innovative and useful."
He added that the composition of the committee also showed that the eight Senate was operating a policy of inclusiveness having put politics behind it to face the real work of legislating for the country.
“I think what we are also doing here is showing the world what we have always said that this is an inclusive Senate. This is the Senate that is here to serve the people."
Earlier, Chairman of the committee, Senator Babajide Omoworare, pledged that the committee would be innovative and proactive in the execution of its mandate.
Other members of the Committee are Senators Barnabas Gemade, Kabiru Marafa, Joshua Lidani, David Umaru, Clifford Ordia, Chukwuka Utazi and Uche Ekwunife.
- CAJ News