14th July 2024

36 State Speakers, Charges Tinubu To Resolve Pressing Concerns Of The Populace

Conference of Speakers from 36 State Houses of Assembly has urged President Bola Tinubu to make sustainable policies that would end the suffering of Nigerians.

The conference made this call in a communiqué signed by its chairman and Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin, at the end of a meeting attended by 29 speakers in Abuja.

It also called on the Federal Government and State governments to enact sustainable policies with equal measure of courage to ameliorate the sufferings of the people.

This is also as they have admitted that the economic challenges faced are due to the removal of petroleum product subsidy by the Federal Government and the floating of the exchange rate, which has led to harsh consequences for the populace.

The meeting had deliberations on a wide range of issues concerning good governance in the country.

According to the communiqué, “While the Conference acknowledges the courage of Mr President in his economic policies taken so far, such as the removal of petroleum product subsidy and the floating of the exchange rate, the unintended consequences of these policies are too harsh on the populace.”

Speaking at the conference, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Tajudeen Abbas, who was represented by the Chairman, House Committee on Inter-Parliamentary Relations, Hon Mark Esset, stated that the issue of state legislative autonomy will be prioritized in the ongoing constitutional review, adding that it will be part of the key issues that will be on the front burners.

While speaking on the merits of the forum, Esset explained that the forum symbolizes a vital convergence of minds dedicated to advancing democratic processes and promoting good governance.

“In this critical time that the 10th National Assembly is undertaking the review of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and knowing the important role the State Houses of Assembly plays, one of the key issues that is on the front burners of the constitutional review is the enactment of the state Houses autonomy, which is the key issue or key point the Houses of Assembly seek to achieve.

“The National Assembly has done it before; unfortunately, it was lost, but I assure you that the National Assembly under the leadership of Tajudeen Abbas, the state parliament autonomy will be a reality.

“In today’s interconnected world, the importance of inter-parliamentary cooperation cannot be overstated. Through collaborative efforts, shared experiences, and mutual support, we can address common challenges and work towards sustainable development and prosperity for our people,” he said.

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