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Oyo Speaker Meets Senate Leadership, Deliberates Local Govt., State Assembly Autonomy

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The Speaker Oyo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin met the Senate President, Senator Ahmed Lawan to deliberate issues around financial autonomy for States Assembly and local governments.

The brief meeting which was held yesterday after a national legislative assignment in Abuja, it’s considered necessary to improve cooperation between the National Assembly (Nigerian Senate and House of Representatives) and the State legislative arm.

According to Ogundoyin, the wide gap between the National and the State assembly needs to be bridged to ensure that the common interest of the people are genuinely and adequately represented.

He noted that the local government and State Assembly are closer to the people, saying the financial autonomy is essential towards meeting grassroot needs and making the State lawmakers run their legislative duties without hindrances.

He said, “The distinguished Senate President, Senator Ahmed Lawan is a stakeholder in the nation’s legislative business with wealth of experience. We spoke on issues boarding around financial autonomy for State assembly and local governments.

“We equally deliberated on considering State or Community police as solution to the current ravaging insecurity across the Country.

“His response was positive and fruitful. The constitution may be reviewed to accommodate some of these considerations, and this will be done in harmony and cooperation between the National Assembly and all State Houses of Assembly.”

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Mariam Olaitan is a news writer who gathers and disseminates current happenings around the world.

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