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[Ibadan]– A lawyer, Barrister Ola Adeosun, a legal practitioner and a human right activist, has said that the country is facing several problems, some of which include lack of domestication of rules and some House of Assembly, being easily influenced by the executive arm.

He made this known while speaking as the guest lecturer at the fourth annual legislative summit of the Students’ Representatives Council, the Students’ Union of the University of Ibadan, with the theme; Legislation: the optic lens in solving the problems of our dear nation, on March 17, 2017.

“Members of the Oyo stage House of Assembly sent their wives to the UK to learn how to cook. We went to court and the court gave the decision in our favor…but the government said the law has not been domesticated, which is a flaw of the information act”, he said.

The guest lecturer, who is a former speaker of the SRC, University of Ibadan, said that while the legislative arm at the National level should be given credit for growing withing few years, most of the state House of Assembly have not been impressive as they have made themselves influenced by the state executives.

While speaking on the topic, “Legislature, the initiative strategy and the spinal cord to a well defined democratic and political economy”, he said that “the duty of the legislature are enormous, they are strategically placed at the spinal cord of any system…the legislature is the engine room of any developing country.”

He mentioned that while the military ruled without being questioned or queried, things have become better with the presence of democratic rule, as “we now have legislative bodies that ask questions. We have them compelling the executives to do what is right. With this, we would have one or two developments.”

Also present at the event which took place at the Trenchard Hall in the University of Ibadan were; Hon. Folorunsho Bamishaye, the Chief Whip of the Osun state House of Assembly who represented the Speaker; Dr. S. A. Lafenwa of the department of political Science in the University of Ibadan; Dr. A. O. Lawanson of the department of Economics in the University of Ibadan; among others.

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