The 9th House of Representatives has installed an electronic system for all of its proceedings, thereby discarding voice voting and drop its reference to hard copies of instruments of legislation.
The chairman of the House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Rep. Benjamin Kalu, who briefed journalists after Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila inspected the installation of the system in the Green Chamber, said the House has, by the installation of the equipment, fulfilled a major promise to the Nigerian public.
According to Kalu, they have fulfilled one of the key items on their Legislative Agenda, which is the e-parliament.
The House spokesman, said the device, will drastically cut the cost of legislation in the House, that a lot of money will be reduced from the non-usage of paper.
He said, the device would be fully effective on resumption, and would also be formally commissioned soon, by the leadership of the House.
The lawmaker who disclosed that the e-parliament was installed cost-free, said that it would also be maintained without cost to the public treasury.
The House spokesman also told journalists that members of the House would soon undergo training on the proper usage and adaptation to the system.
The legislative business e-tablets allowed to the 360 lawmakers, has applications for Order Papers, the 1999 Constitution, and other facilities for easier legislation.