NASS: If You Don’t Like Current Members ‘Vote Us Out in 2023’ – Senate President, Lawan tells Nigerians
The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Friday gave Nigerians one condition to vote out non performing members of the current National Assembly, NASS.
Lawan in a speech asked Nigerians to vote out members of the NASS if they do not like the current crop of lawmakers and elect their choice lawmakers in next election. “Vote us out if you ‘don’t like us”, he said
He told Nigerians to get better people as lawmakers in 2023.
The Senate President spoke at a retreat for top management of the National Assembly Service Commission and National Assembly in Abuja.
Lawan also charged Nigerians against engaging in debates on the heavy salaries and allowances of federal lawmakers.
“Instead of trying to see how N128 billion will be utilized by the National Assembly, what will be the outputs and how useful they are to the Nigerian public, Nigerians only argue that the budget should be cut, it is too much.
“If you don’t like the set of members of the 9th National Assembly, change all of us in 2023. Get better people but help support the system to function,” he said.
There has been controversy over the years the heavy take-home package of federal lawmakers with many Nigerians saying the lawmakers do not deserve the huge salaries and allowances they earn.