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Why Nigeria must cut down number of legislators —Okorocha




Lawmaker representing Imo East Senatorial District, Rochas Okorocha, has again called for the reduction in the number of federal legislators in the country. He insisted that the nation must revert to a unicameral system of legislature in order to cut cost.

While addressing a press conference after Tuesday’s plenary in Abuja, he said Nigerian leaders must make sacrifices in the interest of the nation.

Okorocha said the nation can only get things right when all leaders were ready to make sacrifices, stating that each State should produce a Senator to make laws on behalf of the citizens of the state at the National Assembly.

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On the controversy his contribution on the matter generated a few weeks ago, Okorocha said his colleagues quoted him out of context, noting that there was a need to cut costs on lawmakers.

“I have probably been misunderstood by my colleagues on what I said on the floor of the Senate that a state should produce a Senator.

“Nigeria is a large country blessed with intelligent people we need to sacrifice and also harness our potentials to get the nation moving.”

Okorocha revealed that he was already working towards achieving the aim of making sure that there was one Senator per State.

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