What House of Reps discussed last week

The House of Representatives, in memory of Senator Ignatius Longjan, who died on Monday, began last week’s legislative duties by adjourning shortly after plenary began on Tuesday.

But, before the adjournment, the spokesperson of the House, Benjamin Kalu, in an interview with this newspaper on Monday said the National Assembly was underfunded. He said this is because despite changes in market value and exchange rates, the House’s budget has stagnated over the years.

Told that in clear breach of international treaties Nigeria is signatory to, Nigeria’s allocations to health, education and other key ministries have been paltry, Mr Kalu said, “those are ministries, National Assembly is an arm of government.”

Upon resumption of plenary proper on Wednesday, the House bemoaned the…

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