I will re-brand NASS if l become Deputy Speaker
Right Honourable Magaji Da,u Aliyu, a member representing Birnin Kudu/Buji Federal Constituency is one Federal Parliamentarian who is not happy with the perception Nigerians have about the National Assembly.
He feels that there was the need to rebrand the institution by the time the 9th Assembly is inaugurated.
Honourable Aliyu who is seeking for the position of a Deputy Speaker in the next Assembly assured that if he is elected he would work hard to change the narrative.
Speaking with newsmen in his office, he said; “We are the arm of government that is the closest to the people yet we are the most misunderstood. I can’t remember any Governor who can be called by an ordinary constituent after he is sworn into office and he picks but we as legislators we do not only pick our calls we return miscalls and l stand to be corrected”.
He further stated that part of his duties if eventually elected by his colleagues, would be to create opportunities for effective interface with the public and other arms of government so as to clear any misconceptions and doubts that had hitherto portrayed the National Assembly as anti-people.
According to him,” if the Speaker is engulfed in the internal affairs of the House l will support him in interfacing with the public and other arms of the government to eliminate frictions and misunderstandings.
Rep Aliyu who stressed that he is a loyal party man disclosed that he was in the race believing that the position would be zoned to the North West by his party.
Honourable Magaji Da’u Aliyu also added that his desire in politics was to create the kind of legacies left behind by the founding fathers like Zik, Awo and Aminu Kano averred that he would continue to pursue and promote laws and motions that would ensure justice and fairness to all Nigerians.
He stressed that since he came to the National Assembly, he had always presented his contributions and views in a way that portrayed the entire Nigeria as his constituency.
He noted that his greatest desire was to see Nigeria become one big united entity devoid of ethnic chauvinism and religious bigotry adding that it was achievable with the crop of people elected into the parliament.