LEADERSHIP of the National
Assembly has been charged to
urgently resolve the current
wrangling in its fold in the
interest of the nation’s unity.
The General Secretary of
the Textile Workers’ Union,
Comrade Issa Aremu gave the
charge in a statement on the
ongoing development in the
National Assembly.
According to him, simple
electoral process involving just
a few individuals in the Senate
and House of Representatives
of consensus building, internal
democracy, independence of
the National Assembly, party
ideologies, among others.
Comrade Aremu also expressed
concern over the high cost of
running the National Assembly
in comparison to how it operates
in other parts of the globe,
therefore calling for urgent
steps to bridge the gap between
the increasingly wealthy
political class and impoverished
The labour leader also berated
the 7th National Assembly for
leaving some germane legislation
should not be characterized by
tension, doubt and acrimonies.
Comrade Aremu described
the current crisis as too early
for a country that just recorded
considerable political stability
following the successful general
election, thus advising them
to seek genuine reconciliatory
moves to strengthen the country’s
democratic process.
According to him, the
crisis makes it imperative
for government to earnestly
implement some of the
recommendations of the National
Conference report, vis a vis factors hanging, especially the
legislative scandal of
having an obsolete law
regulating the petroleum
sector, saying this has
encouraged the lingering
anomalies in the sector.
Comrade Aremu
charged the National
Assembly to make their
tenure eventful by making
legislations that would
pave way for development
and productivity, ensure
dignity of labour, improve
new minimum wage and other
viable laws that would drive
the country’s transformation