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Akeredolu never called for the scrapping of the Nigerian Senate – Ondo State Government

The Ondo State Government has corrected the interpretative error on the position of Governor Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, in the ongoing Constitution Review exercise bieng undertaken by the National Assembly.

The State’s Commissioner for Information and Orientation Donald Ojogo in a statement said Governor Akeredolu, who was represented by his deputy, Hon. Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa at the session that held at the Dome in Akure on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 canvassed strongly, for a cut in the cost of governance.

The statement said Akeredolu like many other well-meaning Nigerians, consequently identified Nigeria’s Bicameral Legislature and its full-time status as plausibly reducible weights to cut cost.

Ajogo said Akeredolu’s view, which is the official position of the Ondo State Government is that, adoption of the Unicameral Legislature, and making it part-time would not only cut cost of governance but has the potentials of enhanced performance and altruistic services to Nigerians.

“Therefore, ascribing or misinterpreting this proposal to isolatedly, depict a call for the scrapping of the Nigerian Senate is erroneous. The call for a part-time Unicameral Federal Parliament remains and shall be pursued with all vigour.”