HeadlineHouse Of Reps Unveils Six-Point Legislative Agenda

House Of Reps Unveils Six-Point Legislative Agenda

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July 24, (THEWILL) – The Nigerian House of Representatives has unveiled a six-point legislative agenda to drive progress, prosperity and inclusivity in the country.

House Leader and Chairman of the Ad-hoc Committee on Legislative Agenda, Julius Ihonvbere, unveiled the agenda in Abuja on Monday.

According to Ihonvbere, the agenda includes “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.”

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He said, “The agenda, being the vision of the 10th Assembly, would be the fulcrum upon which the 10th legislative’s operation would be based.”

Ihonvbere 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”, he said, adding that the House would also 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”, he 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 the Nigerians Union of Teachers, the Nigeria Metalogical Society and the Federal Ministry of Health.

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