Presidential aide berates lawmakers for failure
Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Niger Delta, Ita Enang, has berated lawmakers at the state and national levels for disappointing their people.
Enang, who spoke in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, yesterday, at this year’s Correspondent’s Chapel week, explained that the present legislators indulge in arbitrary approvals of supplementary budgets to the executives without rendering account of previous budgets.
He stated this at the media roundtable and another lecture titled: Assessing The Performance Of Akwa Ibom Legislators At The State And National Levels, said lawmakers have become stooges in the hands of Executives for personal gains.
Enamg, who recalled when he was a lawmaker in Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, maintained that he led the House to oppose executive bills for the interest of the people.
He also cited the case at the National Assembly when the late former President of the Senate, Chuba Okadigbo passed the bill to establish the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) into law when President Olusegun Obasanjo refused to sign it into law, among others.