Bicameral legislator not good for Nigeria – Orji Kalu explodes


Former Abia governor, Dr Orji Kalu, says Nigeria should adopt unicameral legislature as the present arrangement is economically wasteful.

“One of the houses of the National Assembly should be abolished, either the Senate or the House of Representatives.

“Nigeria is not capable of having the two houses because it is too expensive,” Kalu said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja.

The former governor, who is a chieftain of the All Progressives Party (APC), stressed that bicameral legislature has no benefit or advantage to the people, stressing that it had only succeeded in wasting the country’s resources over the years.

“People still see politics as a business; something like the National Assembly should be on part time basis”. He added.

The former governor also said that there was need to reduce the number of parastatals agencies at the federal level.

“I believe in small bureaucracy and large enterprise, and that is what we should do here.

“So, if you leave me to run this economy, this is what I am going to do, because that is the only way to save money to invest in education, provide quality health care for the people and ensure adequate security”.


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