Tajudeen Abbas, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, disclthat the 10th Assembly is fully prepared to promptly address the aspirations of the Nigerian citizens who elected them into the National Assembly.
Abbas revealed this at a stakeholders meeting on the 10th House of Reps Legislative Agenda in Abuja on Monday.
According to him, there is no better way to show that the 10th House of Reps is ready to respond and urgently too, to the yearnings of those who brought us to the People’s House than to do the people’s business.
He said the lawmakers had resolved to regularly consult citizens in the discharge of the mandate, adding that the current assembly was “the people’s House for the people’s Mandate”.
Abbas said the House would not hesitate to consult with critical stakeholders in developing the agenda to get their input.
“We can never overemphasize the fact that citizens’ engagement is the fulcrum of representative democracy.
“It is only through such engagements that legislators will truly become the representatives of the people. To do otherwise, will amount to a democracy without the people,” he said.
He added that the House paid priority attention to the participatory budgeting process and delivery, law reform, electoral reform, women’s participation, and inclusion in governance.
Others, according to him, include; improved socio-economic conditions, entrepreneurship, employment, health and education, infrastructure, and citizens-focused diplomacy.