How I plan to ensure legislature's independence, development in Nigeria - Bago

How I plan to ensure legislature's independence, development in Nigeria - Bago

- Umar Bago, the lawmaker representing Chanchaga federal constituency has assured total independence at the 9th Assembly

- Bago said the manifesto of the ruling All Progressives Congress is clear and will be followed at the National Assembly to better the lives of every citizens of Nigeria

- According to Bago, the legislature works with the presidency to expedite every programme on the party's manifesto

The lawmaker representing Chanchaga federal constituency in Niger state, Umar Bago, has assured legislature's independence at the 9th Assembly.

Bago said total Independence and growth of all sectors of Nigeria's economy would be ensured at the House of Representatives.

Speaking with journalists on Thursday, April 5, in Abuja, the lawmaker who is contesting for the seat of the Speaker at the lower chamber said the manifesto of the ruling All Progressives Congress is clear and will be followed at the National Assembly to better the lives of every citizens of Nigeria.

"First and foremost, from the APC, as a party, we have our manifesto, we have the presidential programmes lined up and we all believe in them even before they were bring sanctioned at the party level," Bago said.

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He said as Speaker of the House he will ensure that the legislature works with the presidency to expedite every programme on the party's manifesto.

According to Bago, the 9th Assembly will also focus on alternative sources of revenue to ensure that every programme is carried out to the later.

"So if we have kicked into the formulation of these promises and agenda of the president, we should be able to make laws that will make it very very easy for the executive to execute these programmes," Bago said.

"The president for instance wants to connect every state by rail, he needs funding, he needs appropriate laws to expedite that appropriation .

"We need to find alternative sources of generating revenue, we need to even solve issues of insecurity, we need to ensure gainful employment for our teeming youths.

You cannot be on that chair and want to make things happen without a legislature that would be in tandem with your ideas. Precisely, we understand his programmes and these programmes are beautiful and the only way you can get it done is by having coercive laws ," the lawmaker said.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Buhari Youth Organisation (BYO) in collaboration with Youth Support Groups in the north central have expressed their dissatisfaction with the zoning formula of the APC on the leadership of the upcoming 9th National Assembly.

Dabit Joseph, the north central coordinator of the group, made the disclosure at a news conference in Keffi, Nasarawa state, on Friday, April 5.

Joseph said their displeasure was particularly on the zoning of the leadership of the House of Representatives to south west.

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