Akeredolu explains why the Senate should be abolished

Rotimi Akeredolu, the governor of Ondo State, has advocated for a unicameral legislature, claiming that the Nigerian Senate should be abolished.
To cut the cost of governance, he believes the House of Representatives should operate on a part-time basis.
This was said by Akeredolu at the Akure Centre of the South-West Zonal Public Hearing on the Review Constitution, which was held on Tuesday at the International Cultural and Event Centre in Akure, the state capital.
At the event, he was represented by his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa.
The state’s position, according to Akeredolu, is for the Federal Government’s weight and duties to be decreased.

He said,

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“The position of the Ondo State Government has been made public. We advocate for a Federal Government largely reduced in size and scope of engagement. We want to see a Constitution that will enhance the performance of public office holders at all levels.
“It is possible to have a government that will serve the people in deed and truth. The law of the land must aid this realistic expectation. We must reduce the cost of governance and shift attention to service delivery in this trying period.
“The country may consider dropping the current bicameral structure of the National Assembly and adopt a unicameral legislature. The membership of the Assembly should be part-time. No member should earn allowances not known to the Revenue Mobilisation and Allocation Committee and, more importantly, people they claim to serve.
“Legislators should earn under a uniform salary structure. Allowance peculiarities must not be about obscenity. The Senate should be scrapped. The House of Representatives too should not be unwieldy. A maximum of four representatives should come from each zone.”

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