Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr. Mudashiru Obasa, has said that the regular parliamentary sessions by members of the House has been responsible for the unity enjoyed in the state legislative arm of government.
Obasa in a statement signed by his Special
Adviser on Legislative and Political Matters, Mr. Mufutau Egberongbe, explained that the Lagos State House of Assembly has been able to remain the best in the country due to unity among the members of the House.
Obasa pointed out that the regular holding of
parliamentary sessions before plenary sessions has made the job of legislation easier. “Most times when we have critical issues to discuss, we meet at parliamentary session and iron them out so that we can have a robust and smooth discussions at plenary sessions.
“Also, when there is a bill from the Executive
arm, we hold Executive briefing at parliamentary session and this will enable us
to have a member of th e Executive arm to
come and brief and give us the pros and cons
of the bill.
Eventually, this will assist members in critiquing the bill at plenary which will lead to speedy passage. This also fosters strong tie between the Executive and Legislative arms.
As a legislative arm, there should regular
parliamentary meetings as this will help in
having peaceful and meaningful plenary sessions. This is what has been keeping us
solid here in Lagos State House of Assembly,”
the statement read in part.