The former governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha has calls for only one senator to represent a State, to serve cost.
Senator Rochas Okorocha said that for Nigeria to move forward from her present state, things must be done differently.
He said, Senate must begin to make sacrifice and aid in cutting down the cost of governance by having just one Senatorial representative instead of three per state.
Okorocha, during Thursday’s plenary swift into action as the Committee on Finance and National Planning presented their report to the house on the 2020-2022 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Planning Strategy Paper (FSP).
Okorocha, urges his follow colleagues to make sacrifice and cut down cost of governance by making laws that will enable each States to produce only (1) Senator per State and not three as that is too expensive.
He said: “Here, we have three senators per state.
“In that National Assembly (House of Representatives), we have 360 eligible human beings.
“This country must begin to make sacrifices and cut down the cost of governance.
He told his follow senators that if they are not doing anything different from what use to be an old order, then the very purpose of their existence is defeated.
“I do not know what we are doing differently today in the 9th Senate from what we did in the 8th Senate and what we did in the 7th Senate, 6th Senate and so forth and so on. And if what we are doing today is similar to what we did in the 8th Senate be rest assured the product will be the same.” He submitted.
This online platform reported that Okorocha had also proposed for Nigerian government to scrap the lower house (House of Representative) as that is too expensive for the country.
In respond to his suggestion the Senate President and other colleague kept mute on the issue raised.