Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, and Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Dr. Ali Ahmad, have commended OrderPaper.ng, Nigeria’s premier and unique independent legislative online newspaper for its reportage of the legislature.
Dogara gave the commendation during a courtesy visit by a team from OrderPaper.ng to his office in Abuja.
According to the Speaker, OrderPaper.ng has made a unique imprint on the cyberspace as it concerns independently-driven interface between citizens and elected representatives in the legislature.
Speaker Dogara who said he always followed the reportage of the House by the online newspaper, urged the team to keep up the good work while pledging to support its activities.
Speaking earlier, Founder and Publisher of OrderPaper.ng, Mr. Oke Epia, said his team came to interface with the leadership of the House of Representatives and seek ways of expanding the scope of interface between members of parliament and their constituents.
In a related development, the Speaker of the Assembly, Ali Ahmad, through a letter commended OrderPaper.ng for choosing to operate in a unique niche in the media industry.
Ahmad said: “It is noteworthy that your medium is specialised and unique among the growing genre of online publishing and for us at the Kwara State House of Assembly, we find it a most veritable platform of engagement in legislature-constituency relations.
“I am very convinced that the newspaper will not only fly high but also become an indispensable reference in Nigeria as far as the parliament is concerned.”
The endorsement of OrderPaper.ng from Dogara and Ahmad follows similar commendations from immediate past President of the Senate, David Mark and ex-Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal who is currently the Governor of Sokoto State.