The Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo, says the mutual interdependence between the legislature and other arms of government could only be achieved through strict adherence to constitutional provisions towards promoting healthy democratic ideals for the betterment of the society.
To this end, the people of the State have been admonished to continue to give necessary support, particularly, constructive advice and criticism to members of the legislative arm, to enable them perform their roles and maintain checks and balances, targeted at enhancing good governance.
Oluomo stated this while fielding questions from journalists in Abeokuta, positing that the legislative arm, saddled with the responsibility of lawmaking and quality representation would continue to project the yearning of the masses, who are critical components in democracy.
The Speaker, who called for more reforms in the electoral system of the nation, with a view to returning power to the people, said the 9th Assembly under his leadership had continued to harness the views of relevant stakeholders in the enactment of people-oriented bills, which cut across all human endeavours including; economy, security, education and sports amongst others.
He assured of the Assembly’s commitment to the sustenance of good working relationships with all stakeholders, academic community and the society at large, to put in place more laws that would improve the economic and the living standard of the people.
Oluomo also canvassed for a part time legislature in the democratic process, saying such step would allow professionals from diverse background to populate the legislative arm without sacrificing their professional calling, thereby reducing costs of governance in the nation.
Head, Information Unit, OGHA