Friday, 13 November 2015

Saraki requests policy recommendations from Nigerians

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki has applauded Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora for recommending policies they would want the 8th Senate to pursue.

Saraki, who took to his Facebook page on Friday to hand this commendation, posted: “Last week, I asked Nigerians, at home and abroad, to partner with us at the Senate by suggesting prospective policy recommendations.

“We received thousands of mails, and I must say I am delighted at the in-depth report submitted by some of you.”

Assuring that some of the recommendations the present Senate finds viable would be looked into, he wrote: “Some suggestions such as the Animal Control Bill by Benard Bojuwoye, the Personal Income Tax Act Reform by Michael Oshinyemi a Nigerian in diaspora, and a bill to create more awareness on violence against citizens by Oludiya Funmilola, stand out as viable recommendations that the 8th Senate will look into.

“Other stand-out recommendations include a bill designed to address the exploitation of our tax laws and exploitation of Nigerians by multinational firms by Femi Obagun, and a brief policy for more stringent laws against rapists, a Workers Protection Act, an Alternate Financing to Economic Growth Act, a Policing and State Security Act, and a Government Transparency and Anti Corruption Act.

“These are just some of the suggestions that we have received, which I plan to go over in detail in the next few days to see how we can consider some of these bills,” Saraki noted.

The Senate President however called on more Nigerians to share their thoughts and ideas, assuring that such ideas will be crucial to the enactment of more representative laws.

According to him, Nigerians can send their recommendations to

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