The Conference of 36 State Houses of Assembly Speakers has elected Rt. Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin, the Speaker of Oyo State House of Assembly (OYHA) as the new Speakers chairman Imran.
The Speakers in their 2023 Quarter Conference meeting held on Saturday in Abuja elected new executives after the 2 years tenure of the Rt Hon Abubakar Suleiman, Speaker of Bauchi State House of Assembly, led Executives of the Conference expired.
IdanNews gathered that the outgoing Chairman, presided over the election as he also served as Chairman of the Electoral Committee which ushered in a new executive committee that will run the affairs of the Forum for two years.
In his acceptance speech, Oyo Speaker, Hon Adebo Ogundoyin expressed his readiness to selflessly serve the Conference.
“I therefore accept this honour with a great sense of gratitude, humility, responsibility and an overwhelming determination to selflessly serve this assemblage of highly revered Rt. Hon 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 of the highest honours bestowed on me and one of the greatest challenges and responsibilities placed before me in recent years.
“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 given to the new executive council. ” Ogundoyin said
“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
“We will explore possible ways of ensuring a harmonized and uniformed House Standing Rules for all state legislatures 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” Ogundoyin added.