OYHA speaker, Ogundoyin becomes chairman of Nigeria conference of speakers

Akinade Feyisayo
Akinade Feyisayo

Adebo Ogundoyin, Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly on Saturday emerged the new chairman of the conference of speakers of state legislatures in Nigeria.

The 36-year old who is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP emerged at a national meeting of the Conference in Abuja following the withdrawal of the Speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly, Taiwo Oluomo from the race.

The appointment of Adebo Ogundoyin was thereafter confirmed through a unanimous voice vote by the Conference

This is coming after the expiration of the two- year tenure of the leadership of the Speaker of Bauchi State House of Assembly, Abubakar Suleiman.

Ogundoyin while reacting to his appointment said “we will explore possible ways of ensuring a harmonized and uniformed House Standing Rules for all state legislatures in order to enhance our legislative institutions and processes as well strengthen our oversight functions. This will assist us in addressing emerging challenges, and aligning with international best legislative practices”.

The Oyo Speaker who expressed his willingness to selflessly serve the Conference stated “we are ready to place the Conference on a higher pedestal by working to make it more relevant in the grand scheme of things in our dear nation. We shall equally ensure a more robust connection and network with other parliaments, parliamentary organizations and various notable institutions across the world.

According to him. “I am however poised for the task and ready to justify the confidence reposed in me by all our highly esteemed Speakers of State legislatures in Nigeria. I shall work and relate with everyone as we are all indispensable stakeholders in the assignment giving to the new Executivr council.

He assured that the new Executive Council would not only work assiduously to achieve the goals of the Conference but would also set more ambitious and realistic goals.

While appreciating the outgoing Executive Council of the Conference for projecting and actualising the objectives of the conference in the last two years noted “i therefore accept this honor with a great sense of gratitude, humility, responsibility and an overwhelming determination to selflessly serve this assemblage of highly revered Speakers of Nigeria’s State legislatures.

” I would like to say that today marks another significant milestone in my life and indeed in my political journey because as the youngest amongst you, you have unhesitantly given me the mandate to steer the ship of the Conference not minding my young mind. I see this as one the highest honors bestowed on me and one of the greatest challenges and responsibilities placed before me in recent years.

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