Politics Nigeria is not ready for Part-Time Legislators - Tinubu



Sen. Oluremi Tinubu on Wednesday said that Nigeria was not ripe for part-time legislators.

Tinubu, who represents Lagos Central Senatorial District in the Senate, spoke with newsmen at the 11th town hall meeting she organised to empower her constituents in Lagos.

She said that part-time legislating would be counter-productive, except the nation had a better constitution.

``There is nothing wrong with part-time legislating if the entire system in Nigeria is working well.

``With the situation in the country, the oversight function of the legislature has become so huge that part-time meetings cannot handle it for now,’’ she said.

According to her, a part-time legislature is a very delicate issue for the country and there is the need for Nigerians to be careful with the laws they intended to pass.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that delegates at the ongoing National Conference had proposed that legislators in the Nigerian Parliament should function on part-time basis to reduce the cost of governance.

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