On Monday, the Lagos State House of Assembly hosted a meeting of the state legislature speakers from the southwest of Nigeria. The Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures in Nigeria’s Abuja meeting, where a national chairman is expected to be elected, took place a few days prior to today’s gathering. Taiwo Oluomo of Ogun, Adebo Ogundoyin of Oyo, Adeoye Aribasoye of Ekiti, Adewale Egbedun of Osun, and Olamide Oladiji of Ondo were in attendance at the meeting, which was hosted by Mudashiru Obasa, Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly. After the meeting, which was held in private, Obasa spoke to the media and indicated that several topics pertaining to the development and growth of the southwest were discussed.
“We examined the Southwest legislature’s development. Let me remind you that we all adopted a single set of Business Rules and Standing Orders during the previous Assembly, which we have reviewed at this meeting”. “We also talked about the upcoming Conference of Speakers election. We thought about that since we need to speak with one voice when we are there. Ogun and Oyo, two of our Speakers, are vying for the job. Therefore, before the election, we must coordinate our positions.
Aribasoye, who participated in the conversation, added, “We met to discuss the Southwest, the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria, the upcoming election, the security of our zone, and the need for idea-sharing among the legislatures in the Southwest.” But overall, we have talked about what the Southwest wants,” he said. Aribasoye, who participated in the conversation, added, “We met to discuss the Southwest, the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria, the upcoming election, the security of our zone, and the need for idea-sharing among the legislatures in the Southwest.”
The speakers had earlier informed state legislators at their reception in the Lagos Assembly’s legislative chamber that their visit had helped them realise new ways they needed to travel in order to advance their respective states.