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Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Saraki challenges Omoworare’s panel on e-parliament

Saraki, while inaugurating the committee yesterday, noted that the Vice Chairman of the Committee, who is also the Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, and other members of the Committee including Senators Barnabas Gemade, Kabiru Marafa, Joshua Lidani, David Umaru, Clifford Ordia, Chukwuka Utazi and Uche Ekwunife were specially chosen to make a difference in managing the day-to-day business of lawmaking by the Eighth Senate.
“The challenge to us particularly is how do we take the Eighth Senate to the issue of e-parliament. I think that is my charge to the members of this important Committee.
“You must start this new page in the history of the Senate and I believe those who are members here have the capacity to do that and that is where we begin to say that the Eighth Senate did make a difference and started to do something innovative and useful”.
“I know that being led by the chairman, the majority leader and also distinguished senators, you must be the one that will change operational modalities of the Senate because that is one of the things that we want you to do as you prepare the Order Paper of the Eighth Senate on a daily basis,” Saraki said.

Earlier, Omoworare pledged that the committee would be innovative and proactive in the execution of its mandate.
He said: “We will carry out our mandate diligently, passionately and resolutely. We will ensure that there is fairness in the scheduling of the business of the Senate.
“The committee notes that after 16 years of democracy in Nigeria, there should be a near uniformity and standard in the Standing Orders of the Legislature in Nigeria. We will strive to accomplish this.
“The committee is committed to the early realization of your vision to implement, as a matter of urgency, the e-parliament technology that will enable Senators access to Order Paper, Notice Paper, Legislative Calendar and other operational legislative information online and real time. It will also enable us to properly monitor oversight, committee works and other legislative chores,” said Onoworare.

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