Fayemi wants Senate scrapped to reduce government size


Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has said that Nigeria can do away with the Senate to reduce the size of government.
The governor said the House of Representatives is what the country needs because ‘that is what represents’.

While speaking at the 25th edition of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group conference, Fayemi said all Nigeria needs is a unicameral legislature.

The governor said, “We do need to look at the size of government in Nigeria and I am an advocate of a unicameral legislature. What we really need is the house of representatives because that is what represents,

You have three senators from little Ekiti and you have three senators from Lagos state. It’s a no-brainer that it’s unequal, I guess the principle is not proportionality but that if you are a state, you get it automatically but I think that we can do away with that. There are several things that we can do away within the government.

“The Oronsaye report that proposed mergers of several MDAs that are doing the same thing is something that the government should pay serious attention to and reduce the resources being expended on them.”

Nigeria’s National Assembly consists of 109 senate members and 360 House of Representative members. This has been argued to be responsible for the high cost of governance in Nigeria

Recall that Former IMO state Governor, Senator Rochas Okorocha also called for the number of senators per state reduced from three to one