The Deputy Senate President, Senator Jibrin Barau, has said the National Assembly will through its relevant committees be more diligent in carrying out its oversight of Ministries, Departments and Agencies.

Barau spoke on Tuesday at a workshop on ‘Assessment of the National Monitoring and Evaluation Policy of Nigeria and the Role of the Legislature’, organised by the Policy and Programmes Analysis Department of the National Assembly in Abuja.

Represented by his Special Adviser on Special Duties, Idris Ajimobi, the Deputy Senate President reiterated the readiness of the Senate to partner with relevant organisations to come up with necessary legislation that will fast-track the development of the country.

He said, “As you are aware, oversight is a constitutional instrument of the National Assembly for monitoring projects, policies and programmes of government. The National Assembly will be more diligent in carrying out oversight of government projects and policies.

“The National Assembly is ready to partner with all to review existing laws and come up with new legislations to fast track the development of our country.”

The PUNCH reported that 45 ministers were on Monday inaugurated into the Federal Executive Council and sworn into their respective offices.

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