ABUJA – As the date for the inauguration of new National Assembly draws closer, newly-elected members of the House of Representatives have commenced moves aimed at ensuring that the next lower chamber witnesses unity and rancour-free legislation.
The newly-elected lawmakers said they intend to make a difference in the incoming House by charting the course for excellence while breaking down possible barriers, that they look forward to developing and expanding working relationships, agreements and proposing solutions to common challenges.
Speaking in Abuja, a Reps-elect for Agaie/Lapai federal constituency of Niger State and convener of New House of Reps Members Forum, Mohammed Mahmud, noted that through the forum, the new legislators would discover many other broader ranges of issues that would impact the House, thereby setting the pace for a unified House ready to hit the ground running.
According to him, the forum would be used to provide an opportunity for elected members in the Federal House of Representatives to build relationships, share ideas, information, concerns, create solidarity, and develop collaborative agreements on a wide variety of issues relevant to legislators.
Mahmud stated that there was need to ensure equity and fairness and promote solidarity in the new House.
He maintained that the issue of killing of bills because they were sponsored by members of another political party would not arise in the new chamber through the forum.
He said, “From my experience as a veteran in the National Assembly, having served in various capacities since the fourth republic, it is my desire to ensure that the incoming members understand the politics and operations in the House.” (Leadership)