-January 11, 2020. News/comments
Speaking at the just concluded Commonwealth International Conference in Canada on a theme: “Legislative Process, Electoral Reforms and Social Media’, is the Nigerian Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, who reiterated the commitment of the Nigerian Senate to quality representation and implementation policies that will turn the fortune of its citizenry.
The Conference which also focused on “Connecting Citizens to Parliaments,” , “Challenges and Opportunities from Displacement of Parliaments”, “Parliamentarians as Effective Representatives” and “Inclusivity of Parliaments”, was attended by key leaders of national Parliaments and National Assemblies across the world.
Meanwhile, Omo-Agege in delivering his keynote address stated that the power of constituents in a legislative affairs in the National Assembly and the need for effective representation cannot be undermined but should be given a serious attention for the good of the people. He narrated the Nigeria’s rich legislative experience on urgent national discourse pertaining to legislative attention, noting the essentiality of active representation and implementation of constituents’ development.
The number two citizen of the Upper Chamber, captured the energetic stride of the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmed Lawan, whose legislative achievements since he became the president of the Senate remains a testimony of the development achieved so far. Therefore, it is paramount that Nigeria should be supported under the next level agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration for the good of all.
Senator Omo-Agege further said that the need for effective representation at all times to give voice to citizens, constituents and the voiceless is a duty that must be accomplished. He also advocated for better use of social media to change our society and be observant to authentic news rather than fake news that has caused more havoc to societies than good.
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