House of Reps goes digital: To adopt e-voting at most sessions – Dogara

House of Reps goes digital: To adopt e-voting at most sessions – Dogara

Mfonobong Akpan

The Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, said on Tuesday that electronic voting would be a regular feature in the 8th session of the lower chamber. Dogara said this in Abuja during his presentation of the draft legislative agenda of the House.

He said that the lower chamber would be committed to the use of ICT in the daily conduct of legislative activities.

“E-parliament and e-voting platforms will be made regular features of the House. “E-voting will be used regularly during voting to properly reflect voting records of members and parliamentary accountability. “The House shall collaborate with relevant stakeholders to achieve the goal of an e-parliament.”

Dogara said that the e-parliament initiative would operate on the platform of modern and up-to-date digital technology. “Internet and intranet access supported by computerized legislative information management system will be put in place.

“Further, we are committed to establishing and equipping a Parliamentary Information Centre where information and documents of the National Assembly will be made available.

“This will further increase citizens’ access to the legislature and solve the problem of public access to authentic documents of parliament,’’ the Speaker said.

Source: Vanguard Newspaper
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