Lagos: Sanwo-Olu commends lawmakers on commitment to development 

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state weekend commended members of the Lagos state House of Assembly for the symbiotic relationship existing between the House and the executive arm of government.

He also commended their commitment to moving the state forward.

The governor gave the commendation when he showed up at the venue of the budget retreat for members of the state assembly. He described the lawmakers as the best when compared to their counterparts in other states.

The governor emphasised the bond that exists between him and the speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, just as he praised the lawmakers for lifting the bar of legislative excellence in Nigeria.

The Lagos lawmakers are in Abuja on a three-day retreat on the 2024 budget recently presented by the governor.

Sanwo-Olu said: “This is the best and finest and it is worthy of emulation. I want to thank you and say this is, indeed, how we should always organise ourselves, keep up raising the bar.”

A press statement signed by the chief press secretary to the speaker, Eromosele Ebhomele, said the governor thanked the members of  the assembly commission and staff for always putting Lagos first.

“You see, what Lagos state is doing shows that we are leading the way for other states to copy. We show the way in legislative, executive and judiciary affairs.

“This is an avenue for you to bond, interact, appreciate one another and effectively do the job that Lagosians have asked us to do.

“There is the talk around town that we have a big budget but I also tell them it is because we are big people. I appreciate the fact that you have huge responsibility and I pray God Almighty to give you the ability and courage to do the work dispassionately.

“Whatever is the outcome, you can rest assured that the governor will stand by it and work with you,” he said.