Nigeria's first civilian parliament in fourteen years was sworn in last Tuesday (9 October). On?
Nigeria's first civilian parliament in fourteen years was sworn in last Tuesday (9 October). On Tuesday its new Senate began debate on the appointment of ten special advisers on National Security, and a Political Affairs budget. The Senate lawmakers representing five different parties were reported to have considered the executive requests in an atmosphere devoid of rivalry and political bitterness.
SYNOPSIS: The members of the new Nigerian Senate met in the country's new parliament buildings in Lagos. The mood during the debates was said to be clearly that of reconciliation and of national interest.
Alhaji Shahu Shagari, the first President of this Second Republic of Nigeria, is both realistic and optimistic regarding the country's political future. The new parliamentary system closely follows that of the United States with a President of the Senate, Dr. Joseph Wayas, and a speaker of the House of Representatives, the Lower House.
Dr. Wayas spoke of what his role, will be.