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Scrap The Senate, We Need A Unicameral Legislature – Governor Fayemi

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state advocated for a unicameral
legislature in his speech at the just concluded 25th edition of the
Nigerian Economic Summit Group conference. 

The Ekiti state governor told stakeholders to look into the size of
government and scrap the senate because the country only needs the House
of Representatives. 

“We do need to look at the size of government in Nigeria and I am an
advocate of a unicameral legislature. What we really need is the house
of representatives because that is what represents,” he said. 

“You have three senators from little Ekiti and you have three
senators from Lagos state. It’s a no-brainer that it’s unequal, I guess
the principle is not proportionality but that if you are a state, you
get it automatically but I think that we can do away with that. There
are several things that we can do away within the government.

“The Oronsaye report that proposed mergers of several MDAs that are
doing the same thing is something that the government should pay serious
attention to and reduce the resources being expended on them” Governor
Fayemi added. 

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Last Updated: October 9, 2019

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