Nigeria’s Senate President , Ahmad Lawan, has warned those calling for the scrapping of the Senate that doing so could lead to anarchy.
Senator Lawan stated this while declaring open, a retreat for top management staff of the National Assembly and National Assembly Service Commission in Abuja, on Friday.
Lawan who represents Yobe North Senatorial district challenged those who are not comfortable with the senators in the current 9th Senate to vote them out in 2023 if they don’t like their faces.
According to a report by the Punch newspaper, the senator described the Senate as a leveler which ensured that all parts of the country are equally represented unlike the House of Representatives where states with higher populations produce the highest number of lawmakers.
While explaining that the annual budget of the National Assembly is less than one per cent of the nation’s 2021 budget, the lawmaker faulted the argument of those clamouring for the scrapping of the Senate because of the perceived jumbo pay being earned by the senators.