Governor El-Rufa’i, Senator Ahmed Lawan and Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila during the 2022 distinguished parliamentarians’ lecture at the International Conference Center Abuja. Photo: Ibrahim Shehu
Kaduna state governor Malam Nasiru El-Rufa’i, has urged the National Assembly to make local governments autonomous and flexible.
Governor El-Rufa’i was speaking at the 2022 distinguished parliamentarians’ lecture taking place at the International Conference Center Abuja.
He also advised the National Assembly to enact legislation that would make the first 12 years of education free and compulsory in Nigeria.
According to the Kaduna state governor, there’s also an urgent need for the National Assembly to enact state and community policing systems and also reform the nation’s tax system.
The President of the Senate, Senator Ahmed Lawan, described the legislature as the most misunderstood, especially by the common man.
Senator Ahmad Lawan said the 9th National Assembly has passed some of the most groundbreaking legislation in the history of the legislature in Nigeria.
This according to him included the Petroleum Industry Bill, Company and Allied matters Act as well as the deep off-shore Act among others.
Reporting by Ibrahim Shehu; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino