By: NIYI OGUNGBOLA, Abeokuta
In line with the development ideal promulgated by the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission, the States’ House of Assemblies in the South West Region of Nigeria, has set up a committee of Majority Leaders, to form synergy towards achieving the common goal of the Commission.
The Speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Suraju Ishola Adekunbi gave the hint after a closed door meeting, with the State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun and other members of the committee, at the Governor’s office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
Adekunbi said the legislature, as one of the three arms of government, recognised the need for collaboration of stakeholders in governance across the region, in order to engender meaningful development of the South-Western region.
The Majority Leader, Osun State House of Assembly, Hon. Timothy Owoeye and his counterpart from Lagos State, Hon. Agunbiade Salai, noted that, the Western Nigeria set up the Committee, to propel development of the region, especially in the area of Health, Education and Regional Integration.
On his part, the Majority Leader, Ogun State House of Assembly, Hon. Adeyinka Mafe, said the step became necessary for the region to maintain its enviable position in the comity of states in the country.
Similarly, the quarterly parliamentary caucus meeting between Ogun State executive and its legislative arms of government, was held at the Governor’s office, in Abeokuta.
The meeting, third of its kind, was presided over by the State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, to rub minds on areas of common interest that would move the State forward.
Addressing journalists after the meeting, Assembly Deputy Speaker, Hon. Olakunle Oluomo, noted that the two arms were working out modalities to ensure that the dividends of democracy cut across all and sundry in the state.