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‘National Assembly spends just 2 per cent of annual budget’ – Gbajabiamila

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Speaker of the Home of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Saturday, mentioned the Nationwide Meeting spends lower than two per cent of the nationwide finances, questioning why nobody is asking questions in regards to the remaining 98 per cent.

Gbajabiamila mentioned this as his response to an announcement credited to the Vice-Chancellor of Ahman Pategi College, Patigi, Kwara state, Professor Mahfouz Adedimeji, who opined that Nigeria runs the costliest Nationwide Meeting on this planet.

The college boss and the Speaker each spoke on the tenth annual symposium of the Muslim College students Society of Nigeria, B-Zone, in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

Prof. Adedimeji, who was the visitor lecturer on the event touched on the theme, ‘Saving a nation on the precipice: between re-federation and secessionalism.’

Adedimeji had emphasised the necessity to rejig the operations of the legislature in Nigeria, stating that the nation’s parliament is the costliest on this planet.

“With due respect to the Speaker of the Home of Representatives, Nigeria spends the very best sum of money on the legislators on this planet and the Nationwide Meeting consumes extra money than another parliament on this planet.

“A unicameral legislature with two representatives from every state is ample. The Nationwide Meeting ought to have lower than 100 members, together with Abuja,” the varsity don’t mentioned in his lecture.

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Nevertheless, Gbajabiamila completely disagreed with the Vice-Chancellor, describing his notion as mistaken.

Gbajabiamila who was represented because the Chairman of the event by Hon. Ibrahim Isiaka of Ifo/Ewekoro constituency, talked about that the cash budgeted for the Nationwide Meeting was two per cent of the entire finances.

“Nobody until immediately has truly sat down to enter analysis and outline the which means of legislators.

“The cash being spent on the nationwide meeting is lower than two per cent of the entire finances of this nation; however no person, has ever checked out what is occurring to the remaining 98 per cent. And once you say Nationwide Meeting, you aren’t speaking about legislators, who’re the lawmakers solely. You’re additionally speaking in regards to the Nationwide Meeting Fee, you might be speaking about every part, all encompassing,” he mentioned.

The Speaker regretted that nobody had ever sat down to enter analysis and outline what the Nationwide Meeting truly means.

He charged Nigerians to alter the notion that Nigeria runs the costliest Nationwide Meeting on this planet.

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