- Mudashiru Obasa, speaker of Lagos House of Assembly, said the euphoria over victories at the 2019 polls should end for effective governance across states
- Obasa, who chairs the speakers conference, urged his colleagues to focus more on people-oriented legislations
- The speaker, who led a delegation to Abubakar Malami, minister of justice, stressed the importance of financial autonomy to state legislatures
The speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, on Tuesday, September 10, said it was time for his colleagues in other states of Nigeria to end celebrations over the 2019 general elections and concentrate on truly serving the people.
Obasa, who doubles as the chairman of the conference of speakers of state legislatures in Nigeria, asked his colleagues to ensure service delivery to residents of their domains as a way to foster development of the country.
Speaking at a meeting of the conference of speakers in Abuja, Obasa, who earlier led a delegation to Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and justice minister, told his colleagues that there was need to urgently settle down and be pro-active in delivering on their promises to better the lives of the people “having in mind the progress of our dear country within the frame work of our legislative power.”
He urged the speakers from the other 35 states to remember that the tasks ahead of them are weighty and need concentration to implement.
Obasa noted that the meeting was to help ensure that the leadership of all the recently inaugurated state assemblies shared same vision and got to understand the goals of the conference of speakers. He said, through the conference, the speakers would be able to agree on the best way to move their state parliaments forward for success.
The speaker stressed that importance of financial stability in state legislatures describing it as the best way to ensure true governance across the country.
Urging the new speakers to be committed to the development of their individual states, Obasa further urged them to make the welfare of those they serve uppermost in every of their considerations.
The speaker also used the opportunity of the meeting to speak against the renewed attacks against Nigerians and other nationals in South Africa saying the continent needed peace and progress.
Legit.ng earlier reported how Obasa, on Sunday, June 23, urged the governors of Edo, Godwin Obaseki, and Bauchi, Bala Mohammed, to immediately resolve the crises that engulfed the assemblies in their states.
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