The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that the House under him would continue to champion the rights of the weak and poor Nigerians. Gbajabiamila said being elected by the people, it was incumbent on members of the House as representatives of the citizens, to anchor the wellbeing of the people. Gbajabiamila spoke at the inauguration of the Nigeria National Group of the Parliamentarians for Global Action (NNGPGA) chaired by Abdulrazak Sa’ad Namdas. Gbajabiamila, who expressed delight that this was the first time that the NNG would be confirmed and recognised in Nigeria by the international council of the PGA, said he believed the group would achieve a lot. He said as the largest non-governmental organisation, multiparty and international network of legislators globally, members of the Nigerian group should use the opportunity to engage, network with their peers from other parliaments to deepen the country’s legislative practice and performance. “The issue of addressing illicit trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) and improved regulation of the International Arms Trade to prevent human abuses as contained in the programmes and campaign of PGA will further complement government’s efforts in addressing insecurity in Nigeria. “As I said during my inaugural speech as Speaker of the House of Representatives, the 9th Assembly under my leadership is going to be a House of reforms, which is intended to reposition the institution for greater achievement.
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