By Ejiro Umukoro
Today, the House of Representatives ad-hoc committee on Legislative Agenda held its maiden meeting at the Kaduna conference room of the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.
The ad-hoc committee, which is chaired by the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Julius Ihonvbere, has Hon. Jonathan Ajirioghene Ukodhiko, member representing Isoko North and South Federal Constituency, amongst other members, as a member of the committee.
The House of Representatives, which is often referred to by Nigerian citizens as the ‘People’s Parliament’ because of its 360 members that have a wide reach among the more than 200 million Nigerian citizens, is saddled with the responsibility of coming up with a Legislative Agenda on how to respond to the huge challenges that are confronting citizens in the country in order for them to enjoy the dividends of democracy.
The committee, which was set up three weeks ago during one of the plenary sessions, is to look at the Legislative Agenda of the 10th House of Representatives, which starts in June 2023 and will end in June 2027.
The 10th House of Representatives intends to implement an agenda that responds to the needs and expectations of Nigerians.
In a period of enormous economic, political, and social challenges and when confidence in Government is currently very low, it is imperative for the National Assembly to develop and implement a legislative agenda that does not only seek to rebuild confidence, but also provides hope and delivers on good governance to the citizenry with improved democracy.
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