House Of Reps Releases Six Point legislative Agenda
The 10th House of Representatives has released its six-point legislative agenda for the 10th Assembly, aimed at driving the progress, prosperity and inclusivity in Nigeria.
The House Leader and Chairman of the Ad-hoc Committee on Legislative Agenda, Julius Ihonvbere announced the agenda, in Abuja.
He listed them to include; “Economic Empowerment and Diversification, Infrastructure Development, Education and Human Capital Development, Healthcare for all; Transparent Governance, Accountability, and Security and Safety of Persons and Properties and Economic Empowerment and Diversification.”
Ihonvbere said that “the agenda, being the vision of the 10th Assembly, would be the fulcrum upon which the 10th legislative’s operation would be based.”
He noted that one of the House’s foremost goals would be to drive economic empowerment and diversification to curb Nigeria’s over-reliance on oil exports which had left the economy vulnerable to fluctuations in global oil prices.
“In the agriculture sector, we will pass legislation to modernise farming practices, improve access to credit for farmers, and support agricultural research and development,” Ihonvbere said.
He noted that the Green Chamber would explore opportunities in agro-processing to add value to the country’s agricultural produce and create more jobs.
“In the technology and innovation space, we will foster an environment that encourages start-ups, nurtures innovation hubs, and incentivises research and development,” the lawmaker said.
The House Leader said that the aim was to position Nigeria as a technology powerhouse, leveraging her young and dynamic population to drive innovation and digital transformation.
He stressed that the agenda was to prioritise renewable energy projects to reduce the country’s carbon footprint, improve energy security and create jobs in the renewable energy sector.
“Our overall goals are job creation, higher foreign exchange earnings, new skills development, diversification of exports and strengthening and deepening our technological foundations,” he explained.
Some of the stakeholders that contributed to the agenda are Nigerians Union of Teachers, Nigeria Metalogical Society and the Federal Ministry of Health.