BEVERLY HILLS, November 20, (THEWILL) – President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has cautioned Nigerians against calls to scrap the National Assembly.
The Senate President stated this on Friday while declaring open, a retreat for top management staff of the National Assembly and National Assembly Service Commission in Abuja.
He described the Senate as a leveller which ensured that all parts of the country are equally represented unlike the House of Representatives where states with higher population produce the highest number of lawmakers.
Lawan, who warned that there could be anarchy if the Senate is scrapped, challenged those who are not comfortable with the senators in the current 9th Senate to vote them out in 2023 if they don’t like their faces.
The Senate President also faulted the argument of those clamouring for the scrapping of the Senate because of the perceived jumbo pay being earned by the senators.
He said the annual budget of the National Assembly is less than 1% of the nation’s 2021 budget.