‘Why legislative arm is treated as subordinate by the executive’
Despite all arms of government being equal, the executive usually treats the legislative arm as subordinate, because the legislatures lack the political will to challenge the executive including demand its right, the Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa has said.
Obasa said this in Lagos, when members of the Kogi State House of Assembly led by its Speaker, Umar Imam, visited the Lagos State House of Assembly.
He maintained that the legislature must be able to rise up to demand its right wondering why the executive arm enjoys retirement benefits and immunity, yet the heads of legislative units are not entitled to such benefits.
The Lagos speaker further noted that the legislature suffers bad publicity, imploring his colleagues to work collectively to reverse the trend. He expressed happiness the crisis rocking the Kogi State Assembly was over, wishing that the coming together of the Assembly would serve the interest of the citizens of the state.
On his part, the Speaker, Kogi State Assembly, Umar said that they were excited to visit their Lagos counterparts, noting that the peace being enjoyed in the state assembly was in the interest of the people of the state. He further said that the House has gone beyond the recent crisis that brought down legislative activities in the state, adding that members have resolved to forge ahead.