The Nigeria’s parliament is the most effective when it comes to dealing with the issues of the Millennium Development Goalss and its implementation across the country, Sen. Barnabas Gemade has said.
The former National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) spoke with the United Nations correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the venue of an Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) meeting at UN Headquarters in New York on Thursday.
The meeting was also attended by Sen. Olugbenga Obadara.
The main theme of this year’s gathering is: “Rethinking sustainable development; the quest for a ‘transformational’ global agenda in 2015.”
The conclusions of the hearing will be circulated to the wider UN community as well as to all national parliaments.
“Nigeria’s parliament has been able to appropriate for the MDGs in every respect and we have been doing this very consistently, coupled with the intervention at the basis of constituency projects.
“I think the most popular area of development in the country that reaches the grassroots today is the MDGs projects which the National Assembly is constantly and diligently budgeting for.
“So, I think one is right to say we are extremely effective in dealing with these issues as far as the appropriation of government resources is concern,’’ the lawmaker stressed.
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