Speaker Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Adeyemi Ikuforiji yesterday played host the speakers of the All Progressive Party (APC), charging them to key into in the south-west agenda on how to further move the region forward.
Ikuforiji while meeting with his counterpart from Ogun, Oyo, Osun and Ekiti at the Protea Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos, said “Lagos as the Centre of excellence is not new to playing host to remarkable initiatives that have advanced the course of good governance and enlightened the people of the country.He said the Lagos State House of Assembly from inception has hosted historic transformation agendas; from the motion for the Nigeria Independence to the one that engendered a parliamentary system of government for the country in her early years.
According to Ikuforiji, “Lagos parliament has always been the laboratory for civic renewal and positive change in Nigeria.”
“For these essential reasons, providence has placed it upon the Lagos assembly to host yet another landmark conference aimed at building cohesion amongst political like-minds and more importantly, creating wealth and good governance for our peoples,” he said.He said “We are all aware that the parliament is the symbol-in-chief of electoral democracy everywhere in the world; and we all know that Nigeria as a country is a consequence of parliamentary democracy; because our founding fathers were all Parliamentarians.Ikuforiji stated that the unity of this country was birthed in the parliament; not the palace or barracks, stressing that when it comes to good governance; socio-economic development; wealth creation and advancement of their peoples, our parliamentary founding fathers were never intimidated by anything under the sun.”
“As we set out to fashion a legislative agenda to re-invent the Southwest socio-economic and political space; just like our founding fathers before us, intimidation must be the least of our worries, he said adding that the progress of the people should be paramount in governance.”Our Party leaders have set an economic agenda, it’s for us as parliamentarians to play our essential role. As legislatures, the torch we light should be that of hope for our people. Their expectations are high, believing that, if as legislatures we set the right agenda, the tomorrow of our children would be ok,” ikuforiji said.