Many Nigerians don’t know the functions of lawmakers – Dogara

Many Nigerians don’t know the functions of lawmakers – Dogara

Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the House of Representatives, has on Saturday stated that many Nigerians don’t know the role of the legislature as an arm of government.

Dogara while speaking in Kabba, Kogi State, said the glaring ignorance on the part of many Nigerians, has continued to put lawmakers under “tremendous pressure and challenge”.

“Constituents inundate legislators with requests and demands that are clearly outside the functions of the parliament,” Dogara said.

He urged Nigerians to be conversant with the constitutional duties of the parliament.

“Despite the misinterpretation of the roles of the legislature by Nigerians and realizing the preponderance of economic and infrastructural deficit across the country, the 8th National Assembly resolved to intervene where and when necessary.

“It is in realisation of this national call to service that many legislators through the Zonal Intervention Initiative provide some incentives and projects that are expected to drive the economic activities in our various constituencies.

“As a parliament, we are fully committed to making laws that will improve the well-being of Nigerians, ensure meaningful growth and development as well as promoting peace, unity, fairness, equity and justice,” Dogara added.



  1. Those Nigerians don’t need to know, they need to feel whatever u think u are doing. Dogara, just know that Nigerians are not feeling what u & ur colleagues are doing bcos all u are doing is self-serving!

  2. May law makers don’t know the reason they are in the NASS either
    Many of them also lack the honour to step down when accused of serious offence
    They instead assume the roles of the police,the judiciary and that of the executive in order to cover their dirty track

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