Representing the PDP-Plateau, lawmaker Dachung Bagos says the 9th National Assembly is not an executive rubber stamp, contrary to opinions in some quarters.
Bagos, who represents the National Assembly’s Jos South/Jos East federal constituency, said this when he talked to newsmen in Jos on Friday.
He described the 9th assembly as one of the strongest in Nigeria’s history, adding that in certain ways, the legislative arm was able to control the executive’s operations.
“What people say about the 9th national assembly is not true. We are not a rubber stamp.”
“Anyone who critically follows and studies what we are doing will know that we are one of the best national assemblies in the history of this nation.”
“Check our motions and resolutions; you will see that they are all geared toward a better Nigeria. We have been speaking on insecurity, poverty, bad roads, the economy, and other critical issues.”
“If the executive arm will implement just 30 percent of our resolutions, this country will not be where we are today. We would have been better off,” he said.
In his attempt to ensure good governance at all levels, the lawmaker called on Nigerians to support the national assembly.
He urged Nigerians to place further pressure on the executive to enforce the national assembly’s resolutions aimed at improving the number of citizens in the country.