OrderPaperToday – The Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth & Advancement (YIAGA) has scored the 8th Assembly high in terms of legislative accomplishments.
The advocacy group said this at the presentation of the scorecard of the 8th Assembly.
Speaking on the report, former chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega who led the evaluation team said that “the quantum of legislations is remarkable.”
He however raised concerns over the rate of turn over of legislators, noting that experience legislators are lost due to inability of legislators to return.
“There is high rate of legislative turn over, which means a lot of experienced legislators are lost, although no one can decide for the people who to represent them perhaps if the legislative becomes more representative.”
Jega also called for better funding for the National Assembly and committees as well as greater investment in technology to pave way for E-voting in parliament.
“We recommended the need for electronic voting. We understand that the current technology has been there for over thirty years, for them to function technologically, there must be investment,” he said.