Nigerian Lawmaker Urges Cooperation Between Legislative and Executive Branches to Drive Development

Lagos lawmaker calls for state assemblies to emulate the legislative-executive cooperation in Lagos, which has driven rapid development. Highlights the importance of public engagement and stakeholder input in the legislative process.

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Nigerian Lawmaker Urges Cooperation Between Legislative and Executive Branches to Drive Development

Nigerian Lawmaker Urges Cooperation Between Legislative and Executive Branches to Drive Development

Adewale Adedeji, a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly representing Ifako Ijaiye Constituency 01, has called for state assemblies across Nigeria to emulate the synergy between the Lagos Assembly and the executive arm of government to achieve development. Adedeji stated that cooperation between the legislative and executive branches can drive rapid development in any state.

The lawmaker explained that the cordial relationship between the legislative and executive arms in Lagos has led to great infrastructural development, as the two branches work together in the legislative process. "In Lagos, bills go through a process of public hearings and approval by the Executive before being passed into law, ensuring a collaborative approach," Adedeji said.

Adedeji emphasized the importance of public engagement, where the public is invited to provide input during the legislative process. He highlighted the significance of stakeholder meetings to incorporate constituents' inputs. "The executive provides input before bills are passed into law," the lawmaker noted.

Why this matters: The call for cooperation between the legislative and executive branches in Nigeria comes at a time when the country is facing various developmental challenges. Effective collaboration between the two arms of government can lead to the implementation of policies and projects that directly benefit the citizens and drive overall progress in the states.

Adedeji also discussed the various educational initiatives he has implemented for his constituents, such as providing free JAMB forms, GCE, and scholarships, as well as free adult education classes. His goal is to make Ifako Ijaiye Local Government the most educated in Nigeria by 2037.

Key Takeaways

  • Lagos lawmaker calls for state assemblies to emulate Lagos' legislative-executive cooperation
  • Cooperation between legislative and executive branches can drive rapid development in states
  • Lagos has a collaborative approach where bills go through public hearings and executive approval
  • Lawmaker emphasizes public engagement and stakeholder input during the legislative process