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NILS inducts Members and Senators-elect

  • david-markNILS Inducts Members and Senators-elect
  • Mark laments high turnover rate and extols 2015 general elections
  • Senators-elect set agenda
The president of the senate and chairman of the National Assembly, senator David Mark has lamented the high turnover rate of senators to the National Assembly and said it was almost as good as starting afresh as senators lost their seats considerably.
Mark made this known during the opening ceremony of the induction and training session for the members and senators-elect of the 8th National Assembly organised by the National Institute of Legislative studies (NILS) holden at the International Conference centre, Abuja
He said,'the turnover rate is too high with an average of 30% which impacts on delibrations'. He urged the newly elected legislators to live exemplary lives in their conduct. The senate president congratulated Nigerians as he extoled the Inec and the Nigerian people for not conforming to doomsday prophets who prophesied that Nigeria will disintegrate by 2015 as he urged the parliament to salvage the system from imminent collapse by being on the side of the peple; through the evolution of symbiotic relationship to deal  with issues confronting the nation through proactive collaboration from all sectors.
He urged the legislators to make the citizens, centrepiece of the democratisation process by initiating people oriented budget. He reminded them of the need to promote what unites the nation rather than dwelling on our faultlines.
Meanwhile, a few senators have spoken out on their personal agenda in the 8th senate while scoring the outgoing senate.

 

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