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Be like Lagos, let there be harmony between you and your Executives, Ambode tells Speakers

Be like Lagos, let there be harmony between you and your Executives, Ambode tells Speakers

Lagos Governor,  Akinwunmi Ambode, has attributed the massive development going on in the state to the harmonious relationship between the State Executive and Legislature.

Ambode said this when he received the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria at the Lagos House, Alausa,  Ikeja.

Lagos is hosting the Conference of Speakers of State Houses of Assembly between August 3 and August 5.

Ambode urged the Speakers to take the lessons from Lagos to their various states and work harmoniously with the Executive arms, for the good of the people.

“This visit is a very significant one for Lagos state.  The last time we hosted Speakers like this was during the Administration of  Bola Tinubu.

“It is very significant for us to have been able to bring together Speakers from the 36 states inspite  of the various movements in our polity. It means there is still hope  in Nigeria.

"I want to implore other state governments to emulate Lagos by ensuring harmonious relationship between the Executive and the Legislature.

“Such relationship helps us perform better by carrying out our constitutional roles as elected Officers and reaching out to the yearnings of the electorate,” Ambode said.

Earlier, Isamaila Kamba, Speaker of Kebbi  State House of Assembly  and Chairman of the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria,  thanked the governor for the grand reception.

Kamba said that the Conference  would, among other things, deliberate on how  to implement  the recently assented Bill granting financial autonomy to State Legislative and Judicial arms of government.

He urged Governor Ambode to liaise with other state governments on their behalf, to give them a soft landing in the implementation  of the law.

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari, on June 8, assented to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 Alteration Act (4th Alteration Act 4, 9, 16, and 21) which grants financial autonomy to the State Houses of Assembly and the Judiciary.

Kamba also commended the governor for the huge investment on security  and infrastructure development in the state.

“Governor Ambode, we want you to know  that your name has been written in gold in the history of governance  in Nigeria, ” he said.

In his remarks, Mudashiru  Obasa, the host Speaker, said the Conference would discuss latest developments in the country, to chart the way forward for the benefit of Nigerians.

Obasa  thanked Governor Ambode for providing the necessary support needed for the success of the Conference.

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