Senator Bukola Saraki, a contender for the Senate Presidency and Chairman of the Committee on Environment and Ecology has outlined his agenda for the Eight National Assembly if elected.
Saraki told journalists in Abuja that if elected, he would ensure more accountability and transparency so as to bridge the gap between the National Assembly and the Nigerian people.
Saraki said “One of the things I have observed and in looking at all our areas of responsibility, it’s largely the fact that in our engagement with many Nigerians out there, they wonder, ‘what do they do there? What happens in the National Assembly?’
“There’s no connect between the National Assembly and the Nigerian people…I hope that the eighth chamber under our leadership would begin to build a closer relationship, a better connection between the Senate and the Nigerian people.
“Some of the laws that we would pass are laws that would have direct impact on the lives of our people. Secondly, in the areas of representation, we must improve our ability to connect, and interact with the people we represent.
“There must be openness and transparency in even what we do at the Senate. In some of the things that we do, we must ensure that there’s accountability…
Source: The Herald