Nigeria: Ndume Seeks Part Time Status For National Assembly

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Former Senate majority leader, Mohammed Ali Ndume, has canvassed the immediate adoption of Part-time legislative status for the National Assembly.

He also asked that all overhead costs as well as salaries of public servants with the exception of low salary earners.

Speaking with Journalists in Abuja yesterday Ndume said As far as he is concerned they can make the National Assembly a part-time arrangement for now since they conduct their sitting once or twice in a week.

The lawmaker explained that it would not be wise to be spending the money to pay for services not rendered.

He also said the reduction of salaries should exempt low salary earners in the Civil service saying he didn’t say that the salaries of civil servants who are struggling to survive, should be slashed.

Senator Ndume equally charged government to identify public officers that can work part-time and reduce their salaries.

He added that the work of the legislature and other people should be made par time and therefore, pay them on part-time basis to reduce the cost. There are jobs that are not critical, that could be converted to part-time to reduce costs.

The former Senate leader equally declared that there is nothing wrong if Nigeria could revert to the Parliamentary system of government considering the poor economic situation of the country.

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