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Dogara Solicits Radio,TV At NASS From UK

Dyepkazah Shibayan, Abuja ‎

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara on Thursday, solicited the support of the British parliament in establishing Radio and  television stations at the National Assembly.

Dogara said the establishment of the media outfits in the parliament would enable Nigerians to assess and access activities of their elected representatives as the stations when established will transmit proceedings live from the two chambers.

In a statement issued by his spokesman Turaki Hassan,‎ Dogara who spoke when he received members of the International Development Committee of United Kingdom’s Parliament  in his office

‎He further disclosed that the House of Representatives had set up the Nigeria-British Parliamentary Friendship Group which he said would soon visit the Britain to strengthen relationship between the two parliaments.

The Speaker also told the UK Lawmakers that the House of Representatives had begun the process of amending over 130 laws of the country, to meet the contemporary realities of life, with the support of the Department For International Development (DFID).

Dogara who expressed gratitutde to the  Britain for supporting the 8th House of Representatives since its inauguration, also solicited its support in capacity building of the members.

Speaking earlier, Leader of the delegation, Hon. Stephen Twigg, said they were in the National Assembly to understudy the parliament and areas of partnership in ensuring a robust Legislature.

Hon. Twigg said they are committed to strenghtening relations between their paliament and Nigeria’s National Assembly.
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