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The Role of Parliament in Poverty Reduction

Hon. Wale Aribisala

Parliament of Nigeria

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  • Parliamentarians have an important role to play in enacting good laws that can lead to poverty reduction and the attainment of sustainable democracy.
  • Parliaments and parliamentarians play a variety of roles.
  • An appropriate legal framework to guide poverty reduction efforts that responds to the needs of the citizenry is needful.
  • The process of legislative involvement in the development of poverty reduction frameworks necessitates an analysis of efforts geared towards the attainment of poverty reduction.
  • To this end, a comprehensive review of the poverty reduction strategy plan process is imperative.

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