CEM REPORT, LEGISLATURE | The 9th Nation Assembly comprising of the Senate and House of Representative, have been adjudged as the most productive in the country since 1999.
According to the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, the National Assembly which is the 9th has passed 84 bills which have been signed into law by the President.
“Hence, despite the media bashing and name-calling, I am proud to say that this National Assembly has been the most productive since 1999.”
Lawan speaking at the just concluded 3rd Year Ministerial Performance Review Retreat held at the State House, Abuja, disclosed that the same-page policy propelled “a deliberate position to collaborate with the executive to ensure that the cardinal objective of government (welfare and security of citizens) is met.”
He noted that “The achievements recorded are mainly due to a harmonious executive relation and heightened engagement with the executive on proposed policies and laws long before they are formally presented to Assembly for legislative action.”
“This strategy has enabled us to surmount many of the traditional obstacles and bottlenecks that confronted previous Assemblies. The synergy between the legislature and the executive has resulted in reforming our budgetary process to entrench transparency and accountability, professionalism, greater citizen participation, and strict guidelines and timelines (January-December).”
“In addition, we worked with President Muhammadu Buhari to support the establishment of the Executive, Legislative, and Party Consultative Forum headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to promote harmony in governance towards enhancing service delivery to the Nigerian people.”
He also added that “In the last few years, the National Assembly provided legislative support and approval towards the realisation of this administration’s unwavering commitment to improving security, transforming the nation’s economy and modernising infrastructure, specifically, railway system, roads and power, across the length and breadth of this country.
“The results of our collaboration are clear for all to see. President Muhammadu Buhari has granted assent to eighty-four (84) bills so far, the largest by any Nigerian president. Many of the Acts enacted have immediate and long-term impacts on all aspects of our national life, including the economy, security, and democratic institutions.”