Senate President, Bukola Saraki has urged Nigerians to participate in the legislative process by suggesting people-oriented bills to the Senate.
Senate President urges Nigerians to contribute to law-making process
Saraki said further that the aim of the 8th National Assembly under his leadership is to close the gap between the legislature and the citizens.
The Senate President made the comments via a press statement released on Wednesday, November 4, 2015.
“Following requests by Nigerians on social media regarding legislations they would want amended or introduced in the 8th Senate, as we put together the final draft of the Legislative Agenda that will guide our affairs during this tenure, we will like to secure the input of Nigerians into the formulation of this agenda.”
“The contributions of all Nigerians will be crucial to ensuring that bills passed into law from now till 2019 will have direct and positive consequences on the lives of our people.”
“As I look forward to receiving your suggestions and comments on people oriented bills, I reiterate that our major focus in the 8th Assembly is to close the gap between the legislative processes and the citizenry whose faith and trust legitimize our role as legislators.”
“Our laws must serve, preserve and protect every Nigerian, regardless of his station in life. I enjoin you to forward your contributions to firstname.lastname@example.org including your name, phone number and location.”
Saraki became President of the Senate on June 9, 2015.
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