Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Alhaji Momoh-Jimoh Lawal has called on the lawmakers to place national and state interests above personal or group interests.
Hon Lawal made the call at a plenary in Lokoja while addressing the members on resumption from the recess which commenced shortly after their inauguration on June 4.
He told the members not to allow themselves to be distracted by trivial and petty issues but be focused on cogent and important national and state matters with the aim of attaining good governance.
“As patriotic citizens, we must ensure that our personal or group interests do not override the larger interest of state.
“As trustees and representatives of the people, we owe them the best in terms of legislating to ensure peace, order and good governance.
He stressed that the tasks before the legislators are enormous while the expectations of the people are very high, adding that the state lawmakers must be united and work as a team to succeed.
“I wish to appeal that we settle down as quickly as possible to collaborate with the executive in moving the state to the next level”, the Speaker pleaded.
Lawal revealed that efforts were currently on to update facilities in the Assembly chambers and legislators’ offices, urging that the ad-hoc committee in charge of the facelift to hasten up the job.
He congratulated the Muslim Ummah on the successful completion of the Ramadan fast and celebration of Eid-el-fitri; urging them to use the lessons of the Ramadan to foster love, unity and peaceful co-existence for the sustenance of democracy and development.
He commended security agencies in the state for maintaining peace and tranquility throughout the festive period and even after.
Meanwhile, the House at plenary has passed a motion on its readiness to receive and transmit official communication for an on behalf of the 6th Assembly in line with the June 4 proclamation by the state governor, Capt. Idris Wada.
The motion was moved by the Majority Leader, Prince Mathew Kolawole (PDP-Kabba-Bunu) and seconded by the Minority Leader Mohammed Bello (APC-Ajaokuta),