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Executive, legislature collaboration key to delivering dividend of democracy, say Sanwo-Olu, Obasa

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At the commencement of the retreat on executive and legislative harmony. Photo: TWITTER/BABAJIDESANWOOLU

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the Speaker, State House Of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, have restated that collaboration and understanding between the Executive and legislative arms of government are key to delivering dividend of democracy, efficient service, and seamless governance 

Speaking at the opening of the 15th Executive/Legislative parley by Lagos State Government Office of Civic Engagement, dubbed ‘harmonious Relationship Among Various Arms Of Government’,

The governor, who spoke at the opening of the 15th Executive/Legislative parley by Lagos State Government Office of Civic Engagement, dubbed “Harmonious Relationship Among Various Arms Of Government,” said that the parley aimed at appraising governance in the state and how both arms of government could continue to collaborate to realise the greater Lagos dream of all Lagosians.

 
“It is a working relationship that will bring about development and governance that will be seamless for our people and at the end of the day, we would have a progressive and hitch-free understanding of ourselves once we realise that the roles and responsibilities are different.
 
“We are here to iron out and resolve things that are very contentious or if there is any advice we need to give to ourselves and at the end of the day, our citizens will be the beneficiaries.”

Sanwo-Olu said that the whole essence was to bring about positive and quality governance representation at the highest level of the people where people will feel the dividends of democracy and see that “Lagos will continue to experience purposeful development.”
  
Fielding questions from journalists, Obasa thanked the governor for sustaining the parley, as it provides a platform for a harmonious working relationship where information, understanding, and collaboration are factors in government actions.

He said the parley would enable them to continue to build on what they have achieved.

“We are supportive of the executive arm and we will continue to do that to ensure we serve our people, but that does not mean we will turn a blind eye to something we feel we must look into,” Obasa said.
 
The Speaker said that the Assembly needs the collaboration of the state representatives at the National Assembly in its bid to amend the constitution to achieve some of the things clamouring for, especially special status for Lagos, state police and a transportation system that will allow the state and neighbouring states connect together.”


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