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South-West speakers brainstorm on zone’s development in Lagos



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The gathering comes a few days before the Abuja meeting of the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures in Nigeria where a national chairman would be elected.

Obasa told journalists after a closed-door session, that issues bordering on the growth and progress of the South-West formed the basis of their discussion.

He said, “We looked at the progress of the legislature in the South-West. Let me remind you that during the last Assembly, we all adopted a single Business Rules and Standing Order, which we have reviewed at this meeting.

“We also discussed the coming election of the Conference of Speakers. We deliberated on that because we have to be there with one voice. We have two Speakers, Ogun and Oyo, running for the position. So we have to harmonise our position before we go for the election.

“We also discussed the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria, as it relates to the economic progress and development of the South-West. I am happy to tell you we made tremendous progress in our discussion and we have concluded that we will meet again to continue our deliberation. But in all, we have discussed in the interest of the South-West.”

Corroborating Obasa’s statement, Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Adeoye Aribasoye said: “We met to discuss the South-West, the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria, the coming election, the security of our zone, and the need for cross-fertilisation of ideas among the legislatures in the Southwest.”

Earlier, while being received at the legislative chamber of the Lagos Assembly, the Speakers told the State lawmakers that their visit had opened their eyes to further directions they needed to take for the progress of their states.

They commended the Lagos lawmakers for standing firm in their support for democracy, true governance and the leadership of Speaker Obasa noting that their activities have helped to sustain a virile legislative arm in the State.

“What we have seen at the Lagos State House of Assembly will guide us going forward, Aribasoye said while describing Lagos as a true ‘Centre of Excellence’ and thanking Obasa for being a worthy leader to the Southwest Speakers.

In attendance at the meeting hosted by the Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, are; Taiwo Oluomo of Ogun, Adebo Ogundoyin of Oyo, Adeoye Aribasoye of Ekiti, Adewale Egbedun of Osun and Olamide Oladiji of Ondo.