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The cost of federal legislation in nigeria

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How PRODUCTIVE is the National Assembly?
This presentation explores budgetary allocations to the National Assembly since 1999 till date, and compares it with States Budgets, Federal Ministries & Agencies Budgets, as well as determine its ranking on a national budget scale

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The cost of federal legislation in nigeria

  1. 1. THE COST TO NIGERIANS NATIONAL ASSEMBLY (1999 – 2015)
  2. 2. The Nigerian law makers (National Assembly (NASS) – the Senate and the House of Representatives) are regarded as the most expensive in the world. This is actually ironic; a poor Nation with the most expensive law makers! While the word ‘Expensive’ may be subjective and relative; what one derive from expensive purchase would normally justify such expenditure. WHAT HAS NIGERIA BENEFITTED FROM THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY SINCE 1999? This presentation explores budgetary allocations to the National Assembly since 1999 till date, and compares it with States Budgets, Federal Ministries & Agencies Budgets, as well as determine its ranking on a national budget scale
  3. 3. THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
  4. 4. NASS NATIONAL ASSEMBLY SENATE 109 MEMBERS REPS 360 MEMBERS
  5. 5. THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY (NASS) The National Assembly comprises of the Senate and the House of Representatives. The Senate is one of the Chambers in Nigeria’s bicameral legislature, the National Assembly. The National Assembly (NASS) is the nation's highest legislature, whose power to make laws is summarized in chapter one, section 4 of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution. Sections 47-49 of the 1999 Constitution state inter alia that "There shall be a National Assembly (NASS) for the federation which shall consist of two chambers: the Senate and the House of Representatives". The Senate is headed by the President of the Senate assisted by the Deputy President of the Senate. These Presiding officers serve as political heads. There are 109 Senators in the Senate, 3 each from each of the 36 States of the Federation and 1 representing the Federal Capital Territory. However, irrespective of size, the Senate is based on equal representation of the States of the federation. The presiding officer of the Senate is the President of the Senate and is assisted by the Deputy President. There are other Principal Officers of the Senate which include: the Majority Leader, Chief Whip, Deputy Majority Leader, Deputy Chief Whip, Minority Leader, Minority Whip, Deputy Minority Leader and Deputy Minority Whip. In addition, there are 54 Standing Committees in the Senate chaired by Committee Chairmen. ABOUT THE SENATE SENATE COMPOSITIONS
  6. 6. THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY (NASS) The House of Representatives is the 2nd Chambers in Nigeria’s bicameral legislature, the National Assembly. The National Assembly (NASS) is the nation's highest legislature, whose power to make laws is summarized in chapter one, section four of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution. Sections 47-49 of the 1999 Constitution state inter alia that "There shall be a National Assembly (NASS) for the federation which shall consist of two chambers: the Senate and the House of Representatives". The House of Representatives is headed by the Speaker assisted by the Deputy Speaker. These Presiding officers serve as political heads. There are 360 members of the House of Representatives elected based on proportional representation of population of each of the 360 States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory. The presiding officer of the House of Representatives is the Speaker and is assisted by the Deputy Speaker. There are other Principal Officers of the House which includes: the House Majority Leader, Chief Whip, Deputy Majority Leader, Deputy Chief Whip, Minority Leader, Minority Whip, Deputy Minority Leader and Deputy Minority Whip. In addition, there are 84 Standing Committees in the House of Representatives chaired by Committee Chairmen ABOUT THE HOUSE HOUSE COMPOSITIONS
  7. 7. THE NASS OVERSIGHT FUNCTIONS The oversight function of the legislature in Nigeria finds legislative importance in Section 88, Sub-sections 1(a)-(b) and 2(a)-(b) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria which provides that 1. Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, “each House of the National Assembly shall have power by resolution published in its journal or in the Official Gazette of the Government of the Federation to direct or cause to be directed an investigation into – (a) any matter or thing with respect to which it has power to make laws; and (b) the conduct of affairs of any person, authority, ministry or government department charged, or intended to be charged, with the duty of or responsibility for – I. executing or administering laws enacted by the National Assembly, and II. disbursing or administering moneys appropriated or to be appropriated by the National Assembly”. 2. The powers conferred on the National Assembly under the provisions of the section are exercisable only for the purpose of enabling it to – (a) make laws with respect to any matter within its legislative competence and correct any defects in existing laws; and (b) expose corruption, inefficiency or waste in the execution or administration of laws within its legislative competence and in the disbursement or administration of funds appropriated by it”.
  8. 8. THE NASS OVERSIGHT FUNCTIONS The Constitution confers exclusive powers to the Senate among them –  The power to scrutinize and confirm major appointments of the executive. Specifically, the appointments of  Ministers,  Special Advisers,  Ambassadors,  Top Judicial Officers heading specified levels of courts,  The Auditor-General of the Federation, and  The Chairmen and Members of the vital National Commissions. Both Chambers have broad oversight functions to establish committees of its members to scrutinize bills and the conduct of government institutions and officials. The House of Representatives is also empowered by the Constitution to legislate on Exclusive, Concurrent and Residual lists. AMONGST MANY FUNCTIONS OF THE LAW MAKERS; THIS STANDS OUT – TO SCRUTINIZE BILLS AND ESTABLISH LAWS. HOW WELL HAVE THEY PERFORMED IN THIS REGARD?
  9. 9. THE NASS COMMITTEES – SENATE NO. COMMITTEE 1 Agriculture & Rural Development 2 Air Force 3 Approriation 4 Aviation 5 Banking,Insurance and Other Financial Institutions 6 Capital Markets 7 Communications 8 Cooperation and Integration in Africa and NAPED 9 Culture And Tourism 10 Defence and Army 11 Drugs Narcotics and Financial Crimes 12 Education 13 Employment, Labour and Productivity 14 Environment and Ecology 15 Establishment and Public Service 16 Ethics, Code of Conduct & Public Petitions 17 Federal Capital Territory 18 Federal Character and Intergovernment Affairs 19 Finance 20 Foreign Affairs 21 Gas 22 Health 23 Housing 24 Independent National Electoral Commission 25 Industry 26 Interior Affairs 27 Inter-Parliamentary Affairs 28 Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters 29 Land Transport NO. COMMITTEE 30 Local and Foreign Debts 31 Marine Transport 32 MDGS 33 Media and Public Affairs 34 Nat. Planning, Economic Affairs & Poverty Alleviation 35 National Population & Identity Card 36 National Security and Intelligence 37 Navy 38 Niger Delta 39 Petroleum Downstream 40 Petroleum Upstream 41 Police Affairs 42 Power 43 Privatization 44 Public Accounts 45 Rules & Business 46 Science and Technology 47 Selection Committee 48 Senate Services 49 Solid Minerals 50 Special Duties 51 Sports and Social Development 52 States and Local Government 53 Trade and Investment 54 Water Resources 55 Women Affairs 56 Works
  10. 10. THE NASS COMMITTEES – HOUSE NO. COMMITTEE 1 Agriculture 2 Aids, Loans and Debt Management 3 Air Force 4 Anti-Corruption, National Ethics & Value 5 Appropriations 6 Army 7 Aviation 8 Banking & Currency 9 Capital Market 10 Civil Society and Donor Agencies 11 Commerce 12 Communications 13 Constituency Outreach 14 Cooperation and Integration in Africa 15 Customs and Excise 16 Defence 17 Diaspora 18 Drugs, Narcotics & Financial Crimes 19 Education 20 Electoral Matters 21 Employment and Productivity NO. COMMITTEE 22 Emergency & Disaster Preparedness 23 Environment and Ecology 24 Establishment & Public Services 25 Ethics & Privileges 26 FCT Area Councils and Ancillisary Matter 27 Federal Capital Territory 28 Federal Character 29 Finance 30 Foreign Affairs 31 Gas Resources 32 Governmental Affairs 33 HIV/AIDS Tuberculosis and Malaria Control 34 House Services / Welfare 35 Housing and Habitat 36 Human Rights 37 Industries 38 Information & National Orientation Agency 39 Inter and Intra-Party Relations 40 Interior 41 Internal Security 42 Inter-Parliamentary Relations
  11. 11. THE NASS COMMITTEES – HOUSE NO. COMMITTEE 43 Labour, Employment and Productivity 44 Lake Chad 45 Land Transport 46 Local & Foreign Debt 47 Local Content 48 Legislative Budget and Research 49 Marine Transport 50 Media/Public Affairs 51 Milliennium Development Goals 52 National Identity & National Population 53 National Planning and Economic Development 54 National Security & Intelligence 55 Navy 56 Niger Delta 57 Niger Delta Development Commission 58 Peace and National Reconciliation 59 Pension 60 Petroleum Resources (Down Stream 61 Petroleum Resources (Up Stream 62 Police Affairs 63 Poverty Alleviation NO. COMMITTEE 64 Power 65 Privatization and Commercialization 66 Public Accounts 67 Public Petitions 68 Public Procurement 69 Public Safety and National Security 70 Public Service Matter 71 Rules & Business 72 Rural Development 73 Science & Technology 74 Solid Minerals Development 75 Special Duties 76 Sports and Social Development 77 States & Local Government Affairs 78 Steel 79 Trade and Investment 80 Treaties, Protocols and Agreements 81 Water Resources 82 Women in parliament 83 Works 84 Youth and Social Development
  12. 12. THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY BUDGET Allocation to the National Assembly comes under different headings. From 1999 to 2011, the budgets were distinctively allocated in these categories –  NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OFFICE  SENATE  HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES  NATIONAL ASSEMBLY SERVICE COMMISSION  LEGISLATIVE AIDES  SENATE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC ACCOUNTS  HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC ACCOUNTS  GENERAL SERVICE OFFICE PART C – RECURRENT EXPENDITURE  NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OFFICE  SENATE  HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES  NATIONAL ASSEMBLY SERVICE COMMISSION  LEGISLATIVE AIDES  SENATE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC ACCOUNTS  HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC ACCOUNTS  GENERAL SERVICE OFFICE PART D – CAPITAL EXPENDITURE However, from 2012; the National Assembly budget is just presented under a single heading – National Assembly – without any detail. Other section where Budgets are allocated to the National Assembly is under the Service-Wide Votes.
  13. 13. THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY BUDGET YEAR NATIONAL ASSEMBLY 1999 2,204,150,000 2000 29,458,065,950 2001 15,488,000,000 2002 28,161,930,230 2003 23,347,116,582 2004 34,729,324,335 2005 55,432,457,558 2006 44,999,999,999 2007 60,000,000,000 2008 73,741,326,233 2009 123,192,333,760 2010 154,205,234,695 2011 150,000,000,000 2012 150,000,000,000 2013 150,000,000,000 2014 150,000,000,000 2015 227,000,000,000
  14. 14. 14 NASS 2015 BUDGET IS NOT N120Bn! N227Bn 2015 APPROPRIATION ACT 50,000,000,000 6,000,000,000 1,000,000,000 50,000,000,000 CODE 23050119 23050142 23050143 23050147 ITEM OUTSTANDING COMMITMENTS ON 2014 CONSTITUENCY PROJECTS CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT OF NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE STUDIES NATIONAL ASSEMBLY CLINIC SPECIAL INTERVENTION/ CONSTITUENCY PROJECTS NASS MAIN BUDGET = N120Bn 120 + 50 + 50 + 6 + 1 = N227Bn SOURCE Document – 50. CRF Charges_Revised-V3 (FINAL).pdf
  15. 15. THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY BUDGET YEAR NATIONAL ASSEMBLY TOTAL BUDGET % 1999 2,204,150,000 60,549,835,647 3.64 2000 29,458,065,950 470,009,971,781 6.27 2001 15,488,000,000 894,214,805,186 1.73 2002 28,161,930,230 1,064,801,253,520 2.64 2003 23,347,116,582 976,254,543,375 2.39 2004 34,729,324,335 1,790,848,344,588 1.94 2005 55,432,457,558 1,799,938,243,138 3.08 2006 44,999,999,999 1,876,302,363,351 2.40 2007 60,000,000,000 2,266,394,423,477 2.65 2008 73,741,326,233 2,492,076,718,937 2.96 2009 123,192,333,760 2,870,510,042,679 4.29 2010 154,205,234,695 4,608,616,278,213 3.35 2011 150,000,000,000 4,870,944,273,449 3.01 2012 150,000,000,000 4,749,100,821,170 3.16 2013 150,000,000,000 4,987,220,425,601 3.01 2014 150,000,000,000 4,642,960,000,000 3.23 2015 227,000,000,000 4,493,363,957,158 5.05
  16. 16. THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY BUDGET  Total allocation to the National Assembly from 1999 to 2015 is N1,471,959,939,342.  This comes to an average of N86,585,878,785.  Total National Budget from 1999 to 2015 is N44,914,106,301,270.  Therefore, the National Assembly has shared 3.28% of the National budget.  The Year 2000 NASS budget shared the largest percentage with 6.27% of National Budget. Since then, Year 2015 comes next with 5.05% of National Budget.
  17. 17. 17 THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY BUDGET COMPARED TO FEDERAL MINISTRIES BUDGETS THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY BUDGET COMPARED TO STATE GOVERNMENTS’ BUDGETS
  18. 18. NASS & FEDERAL MINISTRIES BUDGETS 1999 BUDGET 2000 BUDGET
  19. 19. NASS & FEDERAL MINISTRIES BUDGETS 2001 BUDGET 2002 BUDGET
  20. 20. NASS & FEDERAL MINISTRIES BUDGETS 2003 BUDGET 2004 BUDGET
  21. 21. NASS & FEDERAL MINISTRIES BUDGETS 2005 BUDGET 2006 BUDGET
  22. 22. NASS & FEDERAL MINISTRIES BUDGETS 2007 BUDGET 2008 BUDGET
  23. 23. NASS & FEDERAL MINISTRIES BUDGETS 2009 BUDGET 2010 BUDGET
  24. 24. NASS & FEDERAL MINISTRIES BUDGETS 2011 BUDGET 2012 BUDGET
  25. 25. NASS & FEDERAL MINISTRIES BUDGETS 2013 BUDGET 2014 BUDGET
  26. 26. NASS & FEDERAL MINISTRIES BUDGETS 2015 BUDGET YEAR NASS POSITION 1999 9TH 2000 3RD 2001 13TH 2002 9TH 2003 9TH 2004 9TH 2005 10TH 2006 10TH 2007 8TH 2008 9TH 2009 6TH 2010 8TH 2011 7TH 2012 7TH 2013 7TH 2014 6TH 2015 5TH
  27. 27. FEDERAL MINISTRIES PAY SALARIES & ARE INVOLVED IN DEVELOPMENTAL PROJECTS, WHAT ABOUT THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY?
  28. 28. NASS & STATE GOVERNMENTS’ BUDGETS
  29. 29. NASS & STATE GOVERNMENTS’ BUDGETS
  30. 30. NASS & STATE GOVERNMENTS’ BUDGETS The National Assembly’s budget is more than the Budgets of at least 18 States. The budget of a typical state have the following components – EBONYI BUDGET 2014 Ebonyi state with a population of about 3million in 2014 had a Budget of N99.8Bn; what is the population of the National Assembly that had N150Bn in 2014?
  31. 31. QUESTIONS WHAT IS THE BREAKDOWN OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY BUDGET? WHAT IS THE POPULATION OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY? HOW MANY JOBS ARE CREATED BY THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY? HOW MANY SCHOOLS, ROADS, HOSPITALS, ETC DO THEY BUILD?
  32. 32. HOW PRODUCTIVE IS THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY? #BILLS #BILLS
  33. 33. HOW PRODUCTIVE IS THE NASS? The productivity of Nations, Persons, Groups, or Entities can be measured by how well they meet the requirements of their oversight functions and responsibilities. MAKE LAWS WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER WITHIN ITS LEGISLATIVE COMPETENCE AND CORRECT ANY DEFECTS IN EXISTING LAWS. Since the National Assembly comprises of Law Makers; it is given that Law Makers ought to make laws. The Nigerian Constitution (1999), Section 88, Sub-sections 2 (a), confers on the National Assembly the power to –
  34. 34. HOW PRODUCTIVE IS THE NASS? Therefore; the PRODUCTIVITY of the National Assembly can partly be measured by how well it performs in terms of its law making ability. LAW MAKING PROCEDURE IN NASS BILLS ACTSLegislative Process A bill which has passed through the various legislative steps required for it and which has become law. A BILL SHALL BECOME A LAW AFTER IT HAS GONE THROUGH THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS AND SIGNED INTO LAW BY THE PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA. A first draft and proposed law or statute which has been formally tabled before a legislative assembly for consideration. EXECUTIVE MEMBER PRIVATE
  35. 35. THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS SPEAKER PRESIDENT Executive Senator/Private House/Private BILL EXCUTIVE MEMBER PRIVATE House of Rep.is marked HB (House Bill) while the one from the Senate is marked SB (Senate Bill). An Executive bill is marked with "Executive" printed on the title page of the bill -|- CMTT = Committee -|- For comprehensive The Legislative Process, refer to NASS Website HERE CMTT – RULES & PROCEDURE CMTT – RULES & BUSINESS Bill well drafted ? Re-drafting by NASS Legal GAZETTE FOR READINGYES NO 1 STAGE CLERK OF BOTH CHAMBERS READS THE SHORT TITLE OF BILL - TO INFORM MEMBERS OF BILL FIRST READING SECOND READING Bill Sponsor moves motion for Bill to be read which must be seconded States Bill’s OBJ, General Principle, Subject Matter, & Benefits Bill Supported ? COMMITTEE STAGE NO YES CMTT OF THE WHOLE HOUSE STANDING CMTT PUBLIC HEARING THIRD READING 2 Motion is moved for the Bill to be read the third time. Bill Accepted Bill Amended Bill rejected Joint CMTT On successful deliberation, the Nigerian President signs Bill into Law. If there is no objection, the Bill is PASSED! Clerk cleans up Bill and sends to either Chamber 3 4IF AFTER 30 DAYS, THE NIGERIAN PRESIDENT DOES NOT SIGN A BILL, THE 2 CHAMBERS CAN RECALL & RE-PASS IT. ON 2/3 MAJORITY VOTES, THE BILL BECOMES A LAW.
  36. 36. 36 All bills must receive three readings before they can be passed into law and the readings must be on different days. Some bills can receive accelerated consideration i.e. on the same day based on their urgency and significance for government policy. In that case, rules of the House/Senate are to be suspended for easy passage. Examples of such bill that might receive accelerated hearings are the ones that are needed to enable the president take urgent action on matters relating to national security.
  37. 37. WHAT IS THE KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATOR OF NASS? KPI KPI
  38. 38. HOW MANY BILLS HAVE THEY PASSED INTO LAW? #BILLS #BILLS
  39. 39. 1440 HOW MANY BILLS HAVE THEY DEBATED? According to Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC); a total of 1079 Bills have been considered – House of Representatives (693) and Senate (386). This is as recorded from PLAC without much analysis. TOTAL SENATORS (1999 – 204) 436 TOTAL REPS. (1999 – 204) APPROXIMATELY, IT IS 0.8853211009174312 BILL PER SENATOR!!! THIS SUM TOTAL OF LAW MAKERS IS ON THE ASSUMPTION THAT NO MEMBER WAS RETURNED APPROXIMATELY, IT IS 0.48125 BILL PER HOUSE REP.!!!
  40. 40. HOW MANY BILLS IN ALL? However; on analysis, with House Bills coded as HB and Senate Bills as SB, these were the last Bills considered by both Chambers – HB 780: National Agency on the Great Green Wall (Establishment) Bill, 2015 and SB 547: National Agency for the Great Green Wall (Est., etc.) Bill 2015. THE POSSIBILITY HERE IS THAT SOME BILLS NEVER MADE IT TO THE FIRST READING. HOUSE SENATE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY 780 BILLS 547 BILLS 1327 BILLS From 1327; 1079 bills (81%) made it to First Reading. The remaining 248 jettisoned – would they be re-presented? 
  41. 41. HOW MANY BILLS GOT PASSED? TOTAL BILLS R E A D I N G 1ST 2ND 3RD / Passed 1327 1079 479 123 248DIFF 600 356 81% 44% 26%% 36% 11% 9% Bill - > 2nd | 1st - > Passed Likelihood of a Bill being passed
  42. 42. SUMMARY OF BILLS  Total Bills - 1327  Bills that were considered for 1st reading - 1079  % of Bills that were considered for 1st reading - 81%  Bills that went through 1st to 2nd reading - 479  % of Bills that went through 1st to 2nd reading - 44%  % of Bills that went from conception to 2nd reading - 36%  Bills that went through 2nd to 3rd reading - 123  % of Bills that went through 2nd to 3rd reading - 26%  % of Bills that went from 1st to 3rd reading - 11%  % of Bills that went from conception to 3rd reading - 9% THE PROBABILITY THAT A BILL WOULD BECOME AN ACT IS: 9%
  43. 43. 20 MOST PRODUCTIVE LEGISLATORS SPONSOR(S) BILL Hon. Ali Ahmad 31 Hon. Uzoma Nkem-Abonta 23 Sen. Victor Ndoma-Egba 20 Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila 16 Sen. Benedict A. Ayaade 15 Sen. Ita Enang 15 Hon. Emmanuel Jime 14 Sen. Ifeanyi A. Okowa 11 Sen. Smart Adeyemi 11 Hon. Karimi Sunday Steve 10 Hon. Raphael Igbokwe 10 Hon. Robinson Uwak 9 Sen. Domingo Obende 8 Hon. Godfrey Ali Gaiya 8 Hon. Leo Ogor 8 Sen. Ganiyu O. Solomon 8 Hon. O.K. Chinda 8 Sen. Benedict Ayade 8 Hon. Patrick Ikhariale 8 Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha 7 PRODUCTIVITY IN TERMS OF NO. OF BILLS SPONSOR(S) BILL ACT Hon. Abubarkar Momoh & 18 others 2 2 Hon Mulikat Akande-Adeola 1 1 Hon. Samson Osagie 1 1 Sen. Uche Chukwumerije 1 1 Hon. Opeyemi Bamidele 24 Others 1 1 Sen. Dahiru A. Kuta & 49 Ors 1 1 Tijani Abdulkadir Jobe 1 1 Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa & 3 Others 1 1 Hon. Leo Ogor and 21 others 1 1 Hon. Yusuf Ayo Tajudeen 1 1 Hon. Aminu Shehu Shagari 1 1 Hon. Emeka Ikedioha 1 1 Hon. Ibrahim Shehu Gusau 1 1 Hon. Jisalo Bitrus Zaphaniah 4 3 Hon. Ogbuefi Ozomgbachi 4 3 Sen. Ike Ekweremadu 3 2 Sen. Paulinus N. Igwe 2 1 Sen. Babajide Omoworare 2 1 Hon. Albert Sam-Tsokwa & 21 others 2 1 Hon. Ali Ahmad 31 14 IN TERMS OF NO. OF BILLS PASSED
  44. 44. SUMMARY Unfortunately, there is no enough data to determine which of the Assembly (from 1999-2015) was more productive in terms of their ability of taking a Bill through the legislative process and making it become an Act. IF THE BUSINESS OF LAW MAKERS IS TO MAKE LAWS, AND WE ONLY HAVE 9% OF ALL BILLS PASSED INTO LAW – HOW PRODUCTIVE IS THAT CONSIDERING THE AMOUNT OF MONEY EXPENDED ON THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY? IF THE COST OF LEGISLATION IS MORE THAN ITS BENEFITS – IT’S EITHER #NASS INCREASE THEIR PRODUCTIVITY OR REDUCE THE COST OF LEGISLATING!
  45. 45. Reference – Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) - http://www.inecnigeria.org/1 The National Assembly - http://www.nassnig.org/2 Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC) - http://www.placng.org/3
  46. 46. Analysis by: Wale Micaiah e: walegate@yahoo.com m: 08078001800 w: www.statisense.com w: www.walemicaiah.com Freely share, freely use and freely acknowledge the source – © Wale Micaiah

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