Nigeria

Borno massacre: It’s time state assemblies legislate against terrorism – NASS Clerk

As reactions continue to trail the Saturday’s massacre of farmers in Borno State, the Clerk to the National Assembly, Architect Ojo Amos Olatunde, has charged state assemblies in Nigeria to legislate against terrorism.

He stated this on Monday when he was paid a visit by the Inter Parliamentary Relation Committee of Oyo State House of Assembly in Abuja.

According to him, “the killing of farmers in Borno is a good sign that we legislate to protect our peasant farmers.”

The Clerk, who described the visit as the second this year, coming after Borno State Assembly, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, said “this is a means of developing our democracy, not Oyo state alone.”

“As you move from one segment of the National Assembly to another, ensure that you meet with our Appropriation Committee to see that the Legislature itself is funded”, adding that “without money, you can’t develop our democracy”.

He admonished the committee members not to forget that they “have the interest of the public at heart”, adding that the Speaker of the House of Representatives has always said that “nation building is a joint task”.

Earlier, the leader of the Inter Parliamentary Committee, Hon. Olamide Akinajo brought the felicitation of the Speaker of Oyo State House of Assembly and said he was confident that the visit will create a great working relationship with the National Assembly.

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