New lawmaker wants 8th Assembly to reduce cost of governance

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Abuja- A newly-elected member of the , Mr Mike Etaba, said the 8th National Assembly facilitate Bills and oversight activities that would lead to drastic reduction in cost of running government.

Etaba, who was elected on March 28, to represent Obubra/Etung Federal Constituency of Cross River, stated this on Sunday in Abuja.

He was elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic (PDP).

“The 8th Assembly must, as a matter of priority, facilitate Bills and oversight activities that lead to drastic reduction in the cost of running government.

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This, the lawmaker said, was necessary to enable government have the resources to revamp the education sector and undertake massive development across the country.

“The education sector needs to be reviewed to address the current challenges of the 21st century,’’ he said.

Etaba also expressed the need for the 8th Assembly to focus on providing legislation that would facilitate national unity, particularly with regards to the issues of state of origin, place of birth and residence.

According to him, such clauses, in official forms and documents, do not portray the nation as indivisible entity. (NAN)