The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Saturday said the 8th National Assembly introduced the “zonal intervention initiative” to redress the economic and infrastructural deficit across the country.
The Speaker disclosed this in Kabba, Kogi State, during the commissioning of projects and presentation of empowerment materials by Hon. Yusuf Tajudeen in Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu federal constituency.
He called on Nigerians to better appreciate the constitutional duties of the parliament, saying misunderstanding of the lawmakers’ role has put the legislature under intense pressure and challenge, not in the least inundating requests and demands by constituents.
He said, “Despite the misinterpretation of the roles of the legislature by Nigerians and realizing the preponderance of economic and infrastructural deficit across the country, the 8th National Assembly resolved to intervene where and when necessary.
“It is in realization of this call to national service that many legislators through the zonal intervention initiative provide some incentives and projects that are expected to drive economic activities in our various constituencies.
“Indeed, today’s event is a fulfillment of one of the commitment in the legislative agenda of the House of Representatives which seeks to collaborate with the executive in the human capital, economic and infrastructural development of Nigerians in all the federal constituencies.”