The Senate President Bukola Saraki claims the National Assembly is in dire financial situation saying carrying out its statutory functions is becoming pretty challenging due to funding.
Saraki made this claim on Thursday at the temporary office of the National Assembly Service Commission (NASC) in Utako during a working visit where he said another problem confronting the National Assembly was perception.
He said, “As we work through the number of bills passed, the public hearings held, and the number of ad-hoc committees that have been established — we know the challenges of not being able to fund some of our activities.
“So far, I am happy to report that despite these constraints, the 8th Senate has been able to surpass all previous Senates in the number of Bills that we have passed in 2-years — despite the funding gaps.
“We know that as we continue over time, people will begin to have more confidence in the National Assembly. However, right now, the challenges that we have are the issue of perception, and the issue of funding. We need to work hard to change this.”