Senate under me is the most productive in Nigeria since 1999 – Saraki
– Senate President Bukola Saraki has praised the 8th Senate for being productive
– The Senate President claimed that the success of the 8th Senate shows it more productive than the previous ones
The Senate President Bukola Saraki has described the success of the eighth Senate as unprecendented one that has dwarfed the achievement of all other Senate since Nigeria’s democracy government started in 1999.
Saraki, who is in Saudi Arabia on lesser Hajj, made this statement through his Yusuph Olaniyonu, Daily Trust reports.
According to the statement, 138 petitions submitted by the public to the 8th Senate have all been cleared.
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The statement reads: “In this time, we have passed 213 Bills, cleared 138 petitions submitted by the public.
“We are happy to say that this Senate is the most productive since 1999. It has surpassed the 5th Senate which with 129 bills in four years had the highest number of bills, as against the 6th Senate with 72 bills, and 128 passed by the 7th Senate.
“The number of petitions we have successfully treated to the satisfaction of Nigerians, who filed them dwarfed the eight and six treated by the sixth and seventh Senate respectively.”
He added that the National Assembly will continue to be transparent, accountable and responsive even as the nation and its political office holders prepare for the 2019 elections.