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Okorocha canvasses for reduction of Nigerian lawmakers

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Senator Rochas Okorocha on Thursday said lawmakers representing each state of the federation should be reduced.

He said the development if accomplished will help the country to have sufficient funds to cater for other needs, saying that the nation cannot afford lawmakers’ expenditure anymore.

Okorocha, a former Governor representing Imo West Senatorial District, spoke at Senate plenary on Thursday.

The lawmaker also faulted the bicameral legislature, saying that there was nothing too sacrosanct that Senators and House of Representatives members were doing that only senators could not do.

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The former Governor said government was expending too much funds on lawmakers.

“Mr. President of the Senate, distinguished colleagues, let’s tell ourselves the truth. Look at the number of House of Representatives members and Senators.

“To me, what is too important that a House member is doing that a Senator from the same state is not doing?

“It is time for us to sacrifice and I want to say that a Senator is enough to represent a State in order to cut cost. We must do sacrifice for the nation”.

Okorocha however, advised that, government should spend more money on production that would yield revenue for the country rather than capital expenditures.

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