Senator Rochas Okorocha has come out to give his support on the scrapping of the country’s House of Representatives Unit, saying that the nation cannot afford their expenditure anymore.
Okorocha, a former Governor representing Imo West Senatorial District, stated this while contributing to a committee report on MTEF at the Senate Thursday’s plenary.
According to Daily Post, Rochas cited that there is nothing the House of Representatives members are doing that only Senators cannot do. He also disclosed that the government are spending too much funds on lawmakers and it is time for the country to cut cost.
“Mr. President of the Senate, distinguished colleagues, let’s tell ourselves the truth. Look at the number of House of Representatives members and Senators.“To me, what is too important that a House member is doing that a Senator from the same state is not doing?.“It is time for us to sacrifice and I want to say that a Senator is enough to represent a State in order to cut cost. We must do sacrifice for the nation.”
Okorocha added that government should spend more money on production that would yield revenue for the country rather than capital expenditures.