Senate moves to ensure compliance by presidency, MDAs to NASS resolutions
The Senate, yesterday said it has set in motion, machinery that would ensure strict compliance by the Presidency, Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government, to all resolutions reached by the National Assembly.
The decision to ensure compliance on the path of the executive arm of government led to the constitution of the Senate Committee on Legislative Compliance, which was inaugurated yesterday.
The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, while delivering his inaugural speech, said the intent behind the constitution of the committee was to ensure that “the resolutions of the upper chamber are not abused” by the executive arm of government.
According to him, among the responsibilities of the committee would be to “ensure that some of the laws passed by the National Assembly are strictly adhered to” by the relevant MDAs of government.
Prominent among the committee’s duties include: Monitoring legislative compliance by government agencies; reporting non-compliance to the National Assembly and taking prompt and appropriate action to rectify same.