The National Assembly has been charged to make more efforts at ensuring that laws passed by it are obeyed and properly enforced.
An Abuja-based media practitioner, Mrs Henrietta Momodu, who made the charge, said it was necessary that Nigeria’s lawmaking chambers evolve ways to ensure that their laws and resolutions get the needed bite as anything contrary would smell doom for the nation’s fledging democracy.
She said the National Assembly as an institution should be worried about the embarrassing level of non-compliance with its motions and resolutions by the executive, especially government agencies and departments.
Although, Momodu was of the opinion that the 8th Assembly had demonstrated some level of commitment to duty when compared with previous sessions, she still wants the lawmakers to up their game to further lift the image of the institution.
Among the areas, the senior journalist want the lawmakers to work on were absenteeism, lateness to and early departure from plenaries, as well as outright absence, which, according to her, do not augur well for the image of the institution.