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Hon. Adewale Temitope advocates for State Assembly unity for progress



Hon. Adewale Temitope Adedeji, OON (JP), a member representing Ifako-Ijaiye Constituency 01 at the Lagos State House of Assembly, has emphasized the need for state assemblies to foster collaboration with the Executive arm for development.

Speaking at the Rt. Hon Adebo Ogundoyin Students Legislative Summit held at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, highlighted the positive impact of the partnership between the Lagos Assembly and the Executive in driving infrastructural development.

During the summit’s panel discussion on “roles and impact of lawmakers in society,” Hon. Adewale emphasized the importance of a harmonious relationship between the legislative and executive branches.

He noted that in Lagos State, the Legislature operates autonomously but maintains a cooperative stance with the Executive arm. This collaboration, he stated, has led to significant infrastructural advancements across the state.

“In Lagos State, we have a House that stands alone. A House that has its autonomy. Before we pass any law, it goes through the first and second reading to the public hearing and before it is signed into law, it is always sent to the Executive arm of government to see if they are comfortable with what we have given and what we have proposed to them. So, we tend to meet halfway, and then they decide. Once that is done, it is then passed into law,” Hon. Adewale explained.

He further highlighted the role of public engagement in the legislative process, noting that after the second reading of bills, the public is invited to provide input. This inclusive approach ensures that laws reflect the needs and interests of the people.

Responding to a question from a student about his contributions to education in his constituency, Hon. Adewale outlined various initiatives aimed at improving access to education.

Through programs such as free JAMB forms, scholarships, and adult education classes, he seeks to make Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government the most educated in Nigeria by 2037.

The summit, attended by dignitaries including Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, former Senate President Bukola Saraki, and other state assembly speakers, provided a platform for discussions on legislative roles and responsibilities in societal development.

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