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Elrufa’i Advocates Legislation For Compulsory 12 Years Free Education

The Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufai has called on the National Assembly to enact a legislation for a compulsory Twelve years free Education for Nigerians.

He also called for a law to strengthen tax administration, State and Community Policing.

Mallan El-Rufai made the call at the Distinguished Parliamentarians Lecture 2022 Organised by the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies, NILDS in Abuja.

The Governor of Kaduna State and Chairman of the occasion Mallam Nasir El-Rufai said the legislation on Community Policing would support the existing security achitechture in the country.

While stating that the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation Limited, NNPC had not remitted any revenue to the federation account, he stressed the need to strengthen the nation’s tax administration and management to raise more revenue for government.

The Chairman of the occasion also commended the 9th National Assembly for milestone achievements in the passage of some key legislations which have significant benefit to Nigerians.

The President of the Senate, Senator Ahmed Lawan, described the legislature as the most misunderstood, especially by Nigerians as he explained that engagements of such would project the legislature better to the public.

Senator Lawan stated that the 9th National Assembly had passed into law some key bills which include the Petroleum industry Bill, Company and Allied matters Act as well as deep off-shore Act among others.

In a keynote address, Speaker House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila while noting that that it was only through collective efforts that the nation’s democracy can thrive, stressed the need to adopt a new system of vetting legislative proposals for quality control and compliance with legislative agenda priorities.

Earlier, the Director General National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies NILDS, Professor Abubakar Sulaiman was of the view that strengthening the legislature would enhance governance and create a platform for further conversation among stakeholders.

By Ifeanyi Osita,Edited byGrace Namiji

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