ECOWAS EOS: Parliament Express Displeasure At Nigeria’s Absenteeism
The Bureau of Parliament at the Extra Ordinary Session, EOS, of the ECOWAS and other members of parliament have expressed displeasure at Nigeria’s absenteeism at the parliament.
This is coming even as it says monetary contributions by Nigeria is not equivalent to the weight it pulls in the sub-regional body, especially in the Parliament.
Some representatives from Nigeria also admitted that the attitude had become worrisome and needed to be addressed.
Hon. Shehu Garba who briefed newsmen after the presentation by Nigeria at the on-going session, said that it was time the leadership of the delegation intervened and deployed people who had time for parliament’s activities.
Out of the 35 seats allocated to Nigeria in the Parliament, many of the representatives are usually absent during plenary.
At the plenary in May 2018, only four members out of 35 were present on the day Nigeria presented its Country Report.
Also, during its recent ongoing Second Ordinary Session, less than 10 were present for the aforementioned presentation.