Nigerian Senate should be scrapped – Rep member

The member representing Ovia Federal Constituency, Denis Idahosa (APC-Edo), on Sunday, called for the scrapping of the senate and the introduction of a unicameral legislature to reduce costs.

Mr Idahosa said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

He said the senate, one of the two chambers of the National Assembly, should give way if the country is serious about cutting the cost of governance.

“If we are going to cut our expenses or spending, I think one of the houses should be scrapped, which I suggest should be senate.

“This is because we only sit three times in a week. We are being paid salaries to work for Nigerians; we can extend the three days to five days, while we have one house taking care of both jobs.

“So I think to reduce the unnecessary spending that we are actually involved in, the best thing to do is to reduce it to one for more accountability.”


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