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I Have Sponsored Impactful Bills-Okorocha Says




Senator Rochas Okorocha has spoken up about the bills he has sponsored that have contributed positively to the lives of his constituents and Nigerians as a whole.

The Senator representing Imo West Senatorial district at the 9th Nigerian Senate under the All Progressives Congress (APC), added that he had also sponsored a bill for national unity.

He stated this while speaking with the State House correspondents after a private meeting with the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He stated that the importance of being a senator is the ability to represent the people well, adding that there was no justifiable reason for any child to pay school fees in Nigeria.

Okorocha added that he had introduced a bill to empower traditional rulers and give them constitutional roles as Chief Security Officers (CSO) of their communities.

He said, “For the first time in the history of my senatorial zone, you could see visible constituency projects which were not there before.

“I am one senator that doesn’t believe in training as a way of squandering funds; that’s what we use to have in that part of the world.

“I brought the bill for free education; education is every child’s right, and it must be made free, especially for a growing nation like ours.’’

“I also said our traditional rulers must be given their roles in becoming the chief security officers of their communities rather than governors or local government chairmen.

“Let the traditional rulers become chief security officers of their communities because every security challenge is local and it emanates from a community; it is arrested at the community level, it cannot escalate to the state level,’’ he added.

“My question is why should 50,000 criminals defeat 200 million people in Nigeria?

“The reason is the 50,000 criminals are united, and the 200 million Nigerians are not united, so those bills are what I sponsored.

“It is not a question of bills, but how impactful are your bills in the lives of the people that you represent and the nation at large?‘’

Senator Okorocha said his visit to the Vice President was on personal note, adding that it was also an opportunity to exchange pleasantries with a friend and a boss.

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