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Asiwaju Tinubu wants Senate scrapped


In what might incurs the wrath of honourables at the hallowed chamber of the sente, former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu has advocated for only one National Assembly, saying having two Assemblies is consuming the funds of the country.

He particularly called for the cancellation of the Senate, stressing that they are only performing similar functions which the House of Representatives would have done successfully.

Tinubu who was also a former senator in the second republic said scrapping of the Senate will allow federal government to have enough funds to implement their agendas for the poor masses.

He spoke at the 2012 annual conference and awards ceremony of Leadership Newspapers Group in Abuja.

According to him,

“we kept complaining about the cost of governance and the recurrent expenditure…but we have never examined the structural problems of even the constitution that we are operating.”

“Why do we need two houses of National Assembly when House of Representatives represent smaller constituencies enough in the same number of population? Why not get rid of the Senate? To equip better and effective legislative activities, let us start examining that.”

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Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis is a communicator, Journalist, blogger, business coach and, of course, a prolific writer. He has Dip (Journalism) and B.A. (History & International Relations) from the Lagos State University (LASU). The self-effacing young man has worked for national, regional and local newspapers. He had worked with THISDAY covered community news for ISLAND NEWS and corresponded with P.M. NEWS (evening tabloid). Presently, he is the editor of CITYPULSE MEDIA and senior correspondent of PHARMANEWS, West Africa foremost health and pharmaceutical journal.


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