Nigeria does not need 109 senators and 360 reps – Rochas Okorocha


Senator representing Imo West, Rochas Okorocha, has called for a drastic reduction the number of legislative representatives from states of the Federation in the National Assembly as part of efforts to reduce cost.

Okorocha who made the call while contributing to debate on the Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper (MTEF/FSP) at plenary, said stated can make do with one senator and three House of Representatives members each.

The immediate past governor of Imo State stated this while addressing members of the Senate press corpse shortly after he raised in the issue at the floor of the red chamber.

Okorocha lamented that the nation can no longer generate adequate to fund its development, hence the need to reform the country in unusual terms.

He said he would sponsor a bill to that effect when there is a favourable mood to help it sail through in the Senate.

Okorocha said: “I do not know what we are doing differently today in the ninth senate from what you did in the eighth Senate and the seventh Senate and other previous Senates.

“If what we are doing today is similar to what have been doing in the past then be rest assured that the product will be the same.



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