The South West Legislative Reform Implementation Committee (SLRIC) led by the Lagos Majority Leader, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade, has embarked on tour of the six – Southwest State Houses of Assembly to monitor the compliance level of the harmonized rules and standing orders.
As part of the efforts to restructure the Houses of Assembly for better performance and good governance, the Speakers in the Southwestern part of the country inaugurated the SLRIC to harmonise legislative rules in the region for uniformity.
According to the release signed by the SLRIC Chairman, the House of Assemblies visited were commended for their commitment to the harmonized rules.
Since the inauguration, SLRIC has been meeting with the leadership and members of the State Assemblies in Yorubaland to further find ways of synergizing the processes of lawmaking in the region.
“The team was at the Oyo state House of Assembly for comparative evaluation of compliance of South West Houses of Assembly with the harmonised rules and standing Orders recently put in place and now in use across the Houses of Assembly in the South West”, the release said.
Also at the parley were the Speaker of Oyo State House of Assembly, the Chairman of the Parliamentary Caucus of Oyo State, the Majority Leader Oyo State Assembly, Majority Leader of Osun State Assembly, Majority Leader of Ondo State Assembly, Majority Leader of Ekiti State and secretariat staff of LSRIC, as well as the representative of the Technical Partner (PERL) to SLRIC.
Hon. Agunbiade appreciated the commitment of the leadership of the Assembly to the harmonisation process and urged all legislatures in the zone to continue to support efforts towards restructuring the processes of lawmaking in the region.
The team also met with the Speaker and members of the State of Osun House of Assembly to discuss the applications of the new processes in Osogbo during the week.
Speaking after the meetings, Hon. Agunbiade expressed confidence that the ongoing harmonisation will be in the interest of the people of the Southwest.
According to him, the leaderships of the legislatures in the region are taking the cooperation very seriously and working hard to deepen harmonisation in the zone.
In Osogbo, Hon. Agunbiade was accompanied by the Majority Leaders of Ogun State and Oyo State.
“The visitations were also meant to assess compliance of the various legislatures with constituency engagement meetings, as provided in the rules, and how it has impacted on the constituents/ representative’s relationship as well as facilitate dividends of democracy for the people, particularly in the area of infrastructural developments”, Hon. Agunibiade said.
The committee’s trip, according to the SLRIC Chairman, is continuous, as other states will be covered in the weeks ahead.