The Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Adeoye Aribasoye says collaborative legislation will go a long way in enhancing the economy and strengthening the security of southwest Nigeria.

Aribasoye stated this on Thursday when he hosted members of the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria DAWN Commission in his office.

Babajide Agbeyo, the Special Adviser (Media) to the Speaker, Ekiti State House of Assembly, in a statement, explained  that Aribasoye stated that having laws common to states in the region would help remove undue impediments to integrated development and promote breakthroughs in critical sectors promising to give desired support to the commission in his capacity as the Chairman, Southwest Conference of Speakers.

Rt. Hon. Aribasoye highlighted the strategic space occupied by DAWN Commission noting that the commission needed to be strengthened with solid legislation to support its mandate and initiatives.

The Ekiti assembly speaker reiterated the actions and determination of the 7th assembly to attract investments through productive synergy with big investors noting that the house has designed a rich legislative agenda to guide its visions and programmes.

According to him, the 7th assembly is building a strong framework for development in the state adding that members of the Ekiti assembly have shown absolute competence and commitment to the progress of the state and standard legislation.

Earlier in his remarks, the Director General of the Commission, Seye Oyeleye sought maximum support of states in the southwest for the overall advantage of the region.

He described Ekiti State as a leading example in the region in terms of commitment and support to the commission, a development he attributed to an exemplary state leadership.

Oyeleye called for more zeal on the part of states across the geopolitical zone so as to adopt a game changing approach to regional integration and identity.

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