Ninth Assembly Most Successful Since 1999, Says Senate President Lawan

Ninth Assembly Most Successful Since 1999, Says Senate President Lawan

  • Members of the Ninth Assembly have been described as the most successful crop of lawmakers Nigeria has ever had since 1999
  • This description was given about the Ninth Assembly by the president of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan
  • According to Lawan, the Ninth Assembly has focused on impacting the lives and livelihood of Nigerians through producing and passing quality bills

The Senate president, Ahmad Lawan has described the Ninth Assembly as the most successful in law-making since Nigeria migrated to democracy in 1999.

Lawan made this boast while speaking as a guest lecturer at the first distinguished parliamentarians’ lecture facilitated by the National Institute of Legislative and Democratic Studies and attended by

Ahmad Lawan
Lawan said the Ninth Assembly is interested in improving the livelihood of Nigerians. Photo: Nigerian Senate
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Speaking on the topic, 'The Legislature, Legislative Mandate and the People - The Reality and the Public Perception’, Lawan said the Ninth Assembly has focused on legislation that impacts the livelihood of Nigerians as a people.

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He also said despite some of the challenges faced by the Ninth Assembly, himself alongside his colleagues have broken many jinxes.

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Lawan said:

"I dear say that the ninth Assembly has been the most successful in the area of lawmaking since 1999."
"We have broken many 'jinxes' and done many 'firsts,' overcoming traditional obstacles through consensus building and clever political brinkmanship."

The Number of bills passed by the Ninth Assembly

Speaking on the passage of bills, the Senate president said as of November 2021, about 2,500 bills had been introduced on the floors of the National Assembly.

The Senate president said out of these bills, 769 were introduced at the upper chamber while a total of 1,634 were at the lower chamber.

Lawan also noted that the president crop of lawmakers at the National Assembly is not just only interested in throwing in several bills but are also focused on making sure that the quality of the documents produced is top-notch.

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