Taraba Speaker Criticises Nigerians, Claims They Assess Legislators Unfairly

Taraba Speaker Criticises Nigerians, Claims They Assess Legislators Unfairly

  • Nigerians have been accused of unfairly treating lawmakers over executed projects in their constituencies
  • The accusation was raised by the speaker of Taraba state House of Assembly Professor Joseph Albasu Kunini
  • According to him, attention is often shifted from the executive arm of government to the legislators

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Nigerians have been accused of misplaced priorities. According to the speaker of Taraba state House of Assembly, Professor Joseph Albasu Kunini, lawmakers are often criticised for not building infrastructure in their constituencies.

He said this is wrong because it is the duty of the executive and not that of lawmakers. He said lawmakers have the constitutional duty of making laws and nothing else, Sun Newspaper reports.

Kunini argued that assessing legislators based on their projects only exerts unnecessary pressure on them.

Taraba speaker says Nigerians assess legislators unfairly
Taraba speaker says Nigerian legislators are unfairly assessed. Photo: Joseph Albasu Kunini
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Kunini said this on the sidelines of the meeting of presiding officers of the Nigerian legislature in Abuja.

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He said:

“The same way you would not expect the executive to become law makers or the judiciary to become the executive, that is how unfair it is when we start judging legislators by the number of projects they execute. Yes, we lobby to bring projects to our constituencies based on popular demands as it is the best practices globally."

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Legit.ng had reported that Governor Darius Ishaku called for the constitution review concerning the mining rights in the country.

The governor lamented that mining is under the federal government’s control under the law, adding that its exclusivity is worrisome and should be reviewed to promote the development of the sector.

Legit.ng gathered that Ishaku said the governors across the country have proffered solutions to the federal government in order to have a win-win situation, saying their suggestions have been ignored.

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Meanwhile, the Taraba state government has been accused of not obeying a court order. As a result of this, the court has ordered a company to seize vehicles belonging to the government.

At the time of filing this report, the company, Waterwells N.A International, had already seized 15 vehicles of the government.

Source: Legit.ng

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