- Speaker of House of Reps, Yakubu Dogara, received the Euro Knowledge Award in recognition of his exemplary leadership
- According to the speaker, the House of Reps gave maximum support to Buhari's government
- The lawmaker declared that the 8th House of Reps is the most performing in Nigeria’s political history from independence in 1960 to date
Yakubu Dogara, the speaker of the House of Representatives, has disclosed that the House, under his leadership, cooperated with the executive arm under President Muhammadu Buhari by giving speedy consideration and passage to legislation and other requests to fast-track implementation of the administration’s policies and plans.
Leadership reports that Dogara said there were times the House passed executive bills within two days or one week, declaring that the 8th House is the most performing in Nigeria’s political history from independence in 1960 to date.
Legit.ng gathered that he spoke in Abuja when he received the Euro Knowledge Award in recognition of his exemplary leadership which was conferred on him last month at the United Kingdom’s Parliament and another one by Nigeria’s federal government for his contribution to passage of ease of doing business bills in Nigeria.
Receiving the award, speaker Dogara said: “We have done exceptionally well. It is on record that this has been the most productive National Assembly ever, as well as unparalleled House in the history of the House of Representatives.
“We hope that those who are coming after us, those who will take over from us will do better and be able to rededicate themselves and to achieve the ideals they set out for themselves.
“When we started out on the 8th Assembly, it was our desire and thank God we can say today that we have cleaned up virtually all laws we inherited from even 1800. For some of us who read Law, we may have knowledge on the statutes of general application.”
Speaking earlier, chairman of the House committee on ethics and privilege, Ossai N Ossai (PDP, Delta), who received the awards on behalf of the speaker, stated that Dogara was found worthy of the recognition due to the impact and the kind of Laws passed by the House that have made great impact in Nigeria.
He said: “One of such Laws is the ease of doing Business Law that you have championed, guided the House, shown positive contribution to, this has made the Nigerian economy which had gone into recession to jump another 24 points on the economic index and because of the positive impact you have, as well as the leadership stand you always bring to bear.
"Many people are placed in authority; very few, however, actually lead, you are one of such few. Your name will be positively etched in the history of Nigeria. This other Award was also handed to the House of Representatives for all the impactful Laws made, even the President has acknowledged your impact in effective lawmaking."
On his part, chairman of the House committee on media and publicity, Abdulrazak Namdas, who also received an award on behalf of the speaker from the Arewa online publishers forum said, “the forum believes that you have done credibly well to steer the ship of the 8th House of Representatives in the National Assembly."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the senator representing Osun central in the National Assembly, Senator Olusola Adeyeye, blamed the parliament for failing to address the issue of restructuring.
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