Governor Bello Hosts Key National Assembly Staff on a 5-day Retreat in Lokoja

Governor Bello Hosts Key National Assembly Staff on a 5-day Retreat in Lokoja

March 20, 2017 Dayo Williams, Abuja

The Kogi State Government is currently playing host to the management team of the National Assembly on a 5-day retreat, tagged: “Repositioning the National Assembly Management for Efficient Service Delivery.”

A statement released by the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Yahaya Bello on New Media, Joel Odaudu, said both the Governor and the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, attended the opening session on Monday at Reverton Hotel, Lokoja, venue of the retreat.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, was represented by the current Deputy Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Umar Buba Jibrin, representing Lokoja/Kogi/Koton- Karfe federal constituency.

Governor Bello, in his remarks, emphasized the need for the scaling up of the capacity of the management staff of the national assembly.

Bello, who described them as the engine room of NASS, however, urged the legislators to treat Kogi issues dispassionately in their legislative functions.

Earlier, the Senate President, in his opening speech, said it was time for the management staff of the NASS to live up to its their responsibilities ‎to deliver effective and efficient services in pursuit of good governance.

Saraki, who said it was no longer as usual in the national assembly, called for synergy between members of staff and the lawmakers to ensure efficient service delivery.

Speaking exclusively to The Politico, the Governor aide, Odaudu, said the selection of Kogi State for the retreat reflected the current positive strides the administration of Governor Bello is posting especially in the area of security.

The retreat, which started on Monday, ends on Friday, March 25, 2017.