Speakers of Southwestern State Legislatures Convene in Lagos for Progress Talks

Top legislators from Southwestern states in Nigeria gathered at the Lagos State House of Assembly for a crucial meeting aimed at discussing regional progress and collaboration. The meeting took place shortly before the scheduled Abuja meeting of the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures in Nigeria, where the election of a national chairman is expected to occur.

Among the prominent attendees at the meeting hosted by Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa were Rt. Hon. Taiwo Oluomo of Ogun, Adebo Ogundoyin of Oyo, Adeoye Aribasoye of Ekiti, Adewale Egbedun of Osun, and Olamide Oladiji of Ondo. The speakers held a closed-door session during which they discussed various issues concerning the growth and development of the Southwest region.

“We looked at the progress of the legislature in the Southwest. Let me remind you that during the last Assembly, we all adopted a single Business Rules and Standing Order, which we have reviewed at this meeting,” said Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa. “We also discussed the coming election of the Conference of Speakers. We deliberated on that because we have to be there with one voice. We have two Speakers, Ogun and Oyo, running for the position. So we have to harmonize our position before we go for the election.”

Rt. Hon. Aribasoye confirmed the discussions, highlighting the topics covered, including the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN), the upcoming election, regional security concerns, and the importance of sharing ideas among Southwestern legislatures.

The visit to the Lagos State House of Assembly also left a lasting impression on the visiting speakers, who commended the Lagos lawmakers for their unwavering support for democracy and their dedication to legislative excellence under the leadership of Speaker Mudashiru Obasa.

Rt. Hon. Oladiji praised Lagos as a true “Centre of Excellence” and expressed gratitude to Speaker Obasa for his leadership.

Rt. Hon. Egbedun affirmed that Speaker Obasa is their leader, emphasizing the Southwest’s role as a beacon of democracy in Nigeria.

Rt. Hon. Oluomo commended Lagos lawmakers for supporting Speaker Obasa, who has made history as Nigeria’s longest-serving Speaker.

In response, Speaker Obasa praised his colleagues in the Lagos Assembly for their dedication to progress, loyalty to positive causes, and passion for the development of the legislature and the state.

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