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Remove us, vote better lawmakers in 2023 – Senate President tells Nigerians

257 views | Emmanuel Anthony | November 21, 2020

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The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Friday gave Nigerians one condition to vote out members of the current National Assembly (NASS).

Lawan in a speech asked Nigerians to vote out members of the NASS if they do not like the current crop of lawmakers.

“Vote us out if you don’t like us”, he said. He challenged Nigerians to get better people as lawmakers in 2023.

The Senate President spoke at a retreat for top management of the National Assembly Service Commission and National Assembly in Abuja.

Lawan also charged Nigerians against engaging in debates on the heavy salaries and allowances of federal lawmakers.

“Instead of trying to see how N128 billion will be utilized by the National Assembly, what will be the outputs and how useful they are to the Nigerian public, Nigerians only argue that the budget should be cut, it is too much.

“If you don’t like the set of members of the ninth National Assembly, change all of us in 2023. Get better people but help support the system to function,” he said.

Over the years the heavy take-home package of federal lawmakers has stirred controversies, with many Nigerians saying the lawmakers do not deserve the huge salaries and allowances they take home.

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