By Richard Thomas, Ibadan
The speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly Honourable Edward Adebo. Ogundoyin has described the Legislative Agenda for the 9th Assembly put together by Youths Initiative for Advocacy Growth and Advancement (YIAGA) as a unique medium to allow and welcome inputs of constituents members in the governance and development of the state.
Hon Ogundoyin made the submission at a one day Town Hall meeting and interactive session with constituent members from 32 constituency in the held in Ibadan
He noted that his will pave way for rapid growth of the people an the state in particular.
According yo him, the Town Hall Meeting is aimed at developing a legislative agenda for the state.
The programme aimed at developing a citizen led administration and informed legislative agenda held in Ibadan, in conjunction with YIAGA Africa (the sponsor of Not Too Young To Run Bill) was graced by citizens from the four the 32 constituency of the state.
The speaker said the development of the legislative agenda by the Oyo state 9th assembly will aid the people’s orientation in government.
He also noted that the process will encourage youths, women and other stakeholders to participate in the law making process and other activities within the four years of the legislative engagements of the 9th Assembly.
Also, the chairman, Parliamentary caucus, Hon Ayotunde Fatokun during his brief remarks highlighted some of the achievements of the 9th Assembly since inception
In his remarks, Coordinator, Legislative Engagement for Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth & Advancement (YIAGA Africa) Dr. Ernest Ereke, called on the National Assembly to amend weaken electoral laws following flaws withnessed during the just concluded Kogi and and Bayelsa polls.
Participants, who spoke with Western Post News, commended the state 9th Assembly lawmakers for giving the citizens a sense of belonging.
They, however, enjoined the lawmakers to put more efforts at ensuring that people at the grassroot level enjoy dividends of democracy to the fullest.