SENATE PRESIDENT LAWAN SUPPORTS BICAMERAL LEGISLATURE
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has made a case for Nigeria to maintain a bicameral legislature consisting of the Senate and House of Representatives as presently constituted.
According to him, the adoption of a bicameral legislature is intended to address the country’s diversity and ethnic composition to ensure justice, equity, and fairness for all Nigerians irrespective of their background.
Senator Lawan made this known at the third University of Benin/National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS) convocation ceremony in Abuja.
He, however, noted that having a unicameral the legislature might create problems of non-representation and exclusion from governance for minority ethnic groups in the country, as well as inefficient representation for groups in the majority.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan also use the opportunity to discuss budget, lamenting that the federal government has been borrowing to fund budgets because many revenue-generating agencies have been performing below expectations.
Senate President, however, said national assembly through its oversight function will beam its searchlight on revenue-generating agencies that are underperforming.