By Mosope Kehinde

Former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki has identified quality legislation as solution to the mirage of challenges confronting Nigeria’s growth and development.

Dr Saraki made this known in Ibadan at the opening of a two day students’ legislative Summit in honour of Oyo state House of Assembly Speaker and Chairman, Conference of Speakers of Legislature in Nigeria, Mr Adebo Ogundoyin.

The summit with the theme “Roles Of Quality Legislation In Nation Building” had in attendance, Minister of State for Youths, Mr. Ayodele Olawande, lawmakers from Southwest states, political office holders, student leaders and traditional rulers.

Dr Saraki represented by a senior aide to the Plateau State governor, Mr Timothy Golu, explained that the constant clamour for citizens fundamental rights, social justice and equality will be addressed if the nation prioritize implementation of laws.

The former senate president in the 8th National Assembly who said quality Legislation provides workable measures that maintain security of lives and property, promotes economic growth and support social welfare, said laws enacted would work more effectively in the realization of developing states of the federation.

In an address, minister of state for youths, Mr Ayodele Olawande said Nigerian youths have been given priority in the president Bola Tinubu’s administration with the appointment of appreciable number of youths.

Declaring the summit opened, Oyo state governor, engineer Seyi Makinde while promising his commitment to youths involvement in governance, noted that his administration would continue to prepare the youths for the future.

On his part, chairman, southwest conference of speakers and Speaker, Ekiti State House of assembly, Mr Steven Aribasoye said for any society to be viable, there must be quality and robust legislation.

Earlier in an address, the speaker, students representatives council, University of Ibadan, Mr. Omotunde Olamide advocated proper funding of public tertiary institutions stressing that the nation cannot afford to commercialize its educational system.

Addressing the gathering, speaker of the Oyo state house of assembly who doubles as the chairman, conference of speakers of legislature in Nigeria, Mr Adebo Ogundoyin highlighted the importance of law making in the management of political, economic, social, legal and administrative affairs of a state or nation. 

Mr Ogundoyin said quality legislation was the primary tool by which Government implement its policies and accomplish its set objectives, saying the maiden edition of the summit, would take a holistic look at the imperatives of quality legislation for national growth and development.

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