A leading Pro democracy group, Kwara Must Change, which recently collaborated with Grand Plan to produce Legislative Watch Report to assess Kwara lawmakers have decided to subject its report to diverse scrutiny, and strengthen the novel concept, which is yet to be published.
Kwara Must Change said that former senate president, Dr Bukola Saraki, National Institute of Legislstive and Democratic Studies (NILDS), Budgit, CISLAC, ENETSUD and others have been given the opportunity to review the report.
In a statement by Abdulrazaq Hamzat, Convener of Kwara Must Change, the group said that, we are sure that with Legislstive Watch, Kwara Must Change is institutionalizing legislative accountability devoid of political consideration and we are subjecting the report to wider scrutiny to advance the objective.
The statement reads:
In furtherance to our commitment to subject our efforts to wider scrutiny, we have done as follows in this past month:
1. Presented the Legislstive Watch Report to former senate president, Dr Bukola Saraki for review.
2. Presented the Legislstive Watch Report to Director General, National Institute of Legislstive and Democratic Studies (NILDS) for review
3. Presented the Legislstive Watch Report to Executive Director of Budgit, a National CSO tracking Legislstive activities
4. Presented the Legislstive Watch Report to Cislac, a National platform, working with Transparency International to review the Report.
5. Presented the Legislstive Watch Report to a local CSO, Enetsud to have their input.
There are few other individuals reviewing the report and we expect every thing to be concluded by the end of this month, the statement reads.
Hamzat maintained that, the essence of this is to ensure that we have diverse reviews and inputs, to strengthen our efforts at institutionalizing legislstive accountability.