The Home of Representatives says it’s broke and can’t afford to hold out its constitutional mandate successfully.
Rep. Benjamin Kalu (APC-Abia), the spokesman for the Home, mentioned this when he spoke with newsmen on Thursday in Abuja.
The lawmaker mentioned the price range of the Nationwide Meeting must be reviewed upward to allow it deal with the state of affairs.
“Sure, the Home is broke, I’ve mentioned it earlier than, and I’m saying it once more, and I’m not afraid of claiming it.
“That is the very fact till Nigerians consider that the appropriation that was made for the operating of the Nationwide Meeting, which was accomplished when the trade charge of naira to the greenback was 180 is much less now than what it was.
“The greenback equal in the present day has gone as much as over N400, the buying energy of the price range as it’s now could be weaker than it was ten years in the past,” he mentioned.
Kalu mentioned that he had fought with the management of the Home and I’ve requested the query.
“Why are you afraid to lift the price range of the Nationwide Meeting that can allow us to conduct our companies effectively and successfully.
“We acceptable for businesses to run successfully, and but, we’re in penury attempting to run our personal constitutional mandate, it’s a disservice to Nigerians and the poor price range of the parliament is a disservice to Nigerians,” he mentioned.
The spokesman defined that the N128 billion appropriated for the Nationwide Meeting was divided amongst all of the businesses within the parliament, about 6,000 members of workers and lawmakers aides.
Kalu mentioned that legislators wanted skilled specialists to work with them to supply legal guidelines and movement that will deal with the wants of the individuals.
“In the event you go to the U.S., you see professors who’re consulting and dealing immediately with members of parliament,” he mentioned.
Home of Reps is broke, can not perform successfully – Lawmaker, Kalu