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Sanwo-Olu tasks Southwest legislators on dividends of democracy, Security


Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Speakers, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa (Lagos); Rt. Hon. Timothy Owoeye (Osun) and Rt. Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin (Oyo) during a courtesy visit by Speakers of Southwest States Legislatures at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja.

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has tasked Speakers of the legislatures in the Southwest to debate on issues that promote the delivery of dividends of democracy.

Speaking when the Speakers paid a courtesy visit at the State House, Sanwo-Olu underscored the importance of Southwest legislators working and collaborating with the executive arms, especially in taming the insecurity challenge the region is grappling with.

Similarly, the Speakers have said prioritising citizens’ welfare is critical to have a lasting solution to insecurity in the region.

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, who doubles as the Chairman of Conference of Speakers of Nigeria, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, in his welcome address, as the chief host, said: “We know the problems confronting us as a region, which include kidnapping, theft, arson and herdsmen attacks. It has reached an alarming height and we need to beef up our internal security. All stakeholders in Southwest should collaborate to find a lasting solution to the hydra-headed security problems confronting us.”

The Chairman, Conference of Speakers of Southwest State Lawmakers, Ondo State Speaker, Rt. Hon. Bamidele Oleyelogun said integration among political stakeholders in the Southwest is key to evolving even development.

Present at the parley were Speakers of Ogun State Assembly, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo; Rt.Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin of Oyo; Rt.Hon. Funminiyi Afuye of Ekiti; Rt. Hon. Timothy Owoeye of Osun and some principal officers and clerks of the respective state Assemblies.

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