Clerk to Nigeria’s Nationwide Meeting (NASS), Arc. Ojo Olatunde Amos, on Thursday, revealed that late Alhaji Shehu Shagari, former president, stopped lawmakers from hijacking paperwork once they tried to make themselves members of Nationwide Meeting Service Fee.
He spoke at an occasion when he hosted a delegation of the Committee on Administration and Human Sources of Ghana Parliamentary Service Board in Abuja.
The CNA mentioned when the concept of Nationwide Meeting Service Fee was mooted throughout the Second Republic, serving lawmakers wished to be members of the fee.
Happening reminiscence lane, he defined that the then Senate Chief, late Senator Olusola Saraki, made the proposal to President Shagari, which he, nonetheless, turned down.
Shagari instructed the Nationwide Meeting members within the higher and decrease legislative chambers to decide on between making legal guidelines and being civil servants.
Ojo defined: “Between 1979 and 1985, politicians tended to behave within the army vogue reasonably than exhibiting democratic traits.
“For example, in 1981 when the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria initiated a invoice for an Act to determine the Nationwide Meeting Service Fee, the then Senate chief, Sen. Olusola Saraki was mentioned to have proposed that membership of the fee be composed of senators and members of the Home of Representatives serving on the time.
“When the proposal received to President Shagari, he requested the members of the Nationwide Meeting to decide on between being legislators and members of the Nationwide Meeting Service Fee .
The Clerk who went down Parliamentary paperwork in Nigeria was handled like an appendage of the Govt arm of presidency.
Earlier in his deal with, the chief of the Ghanaian parliament delegation listed areas of classes they need to be taught corresponding to monetary autonomy of the legislature from the manager, how resolutions made by the Parliament on Public Accounts are applied, difficulties in relationship between government and legislature.
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