Senate president stated this on Friday as he declared open a retreat organised for top management staff of the National Assembly in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The lawmaker stated that it was preferable for Nigerians to vote out the current crop of Federal lawmakers and replace them with better representatives in the next general elections.
The Senate president however believes this is the way to go rather than engaging in endless agitations to close down the National Assembly and debates over reported jumbo salaries and allowances enjoyed by the lawmakers.
According to the Senate President, the current budgetary allocation of the National Assembly in the 2021 Appropriation Bill, which is N125 billion, is less than one per cent of Nigeria’s total budget of N13 trillion.
He also revealed that the National Assembly was working to ensure the passage of the 2021 Budget by the second week of December 2020.
The lawmaker gave an assurance that the 9th Assembly would conclude work on the proposed constitutional amendment and review of the Electoral Act in 2021.