Saraki, Dogara-led 8th National Assembly’s performance exceeded previous assemblies

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Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki
Former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki

By Lucy Osuizigbo

The Centre for Change Initiative, a civil society organisation, on Sunday commended the performance of the outgoing 8th  National Assembly, saying it exceeded the  performances of the previous  National Assembly sessions.
The president of the organisation, Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin,  disclosed this to  the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos while assessing the performance of the  8th Assembly.
NAN reports that the Assembly, which was inaugurated on June 9, 2015 adjourned its legislative activities indefinitely last Thursday after four years.
The life of the 8th senate stood  officially dissolved on the  midnight of June 8 to pave way for the inauguration of the 9th Assembly on June 11.
Okei-Odumakin said that the 8th assembly had done averagely well in the last four years.
“Judging by the number of bills, interventions and civic engagements the 8th National Assembly can  be adjudged as having  done averagely well.
“It can be said to have exceeded the previous sessions of the NASS.
“That,  nonetheless, does not mean that  the assembly did not  live, without some of its own shortcomings, “she said.
Okei-Odumakin urged the incoming assembly to consolidate on the achievements of the 8th assembly.
” The 8th NASS should engage in legislative actions that will impact positively on the lives of our people, ” she said.
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