President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has challenged those critical of the National Assembly to a debate on the relevance of the Legislature to Nigerians rather than criticizing the funding of the Assembly.

Lawan gave the challenge in Abuja on Friday, while declaring open a two-day retreat for top management staff of the National Assembly and National Assembly Service Commission.

Lawan said :

âWhat does the National Assembly mean to Nigerians what does the legislature mean to Nigerians.

“We need to understand what the National Assembly or what the Legislature is to Nigerians.â€