Adeleke harps on effective legislative system
By Michael Ofulue, Osogbo
Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke has given a thump up for the legislative arm of government, with a declaration that the many beauties associated with democracy are best captured in law making processes by the legislators.
While further affirming the importance of lawmakers as the watchdog on the government in promoting good governance,the Osun helmsman added they serve as checks and balances in checkmating what could be excesses on the part of other arms of government.
Adeleke, who was represented by the Chairman, Osun State Civil Service Commission, Mr. Mufutau Oluwadare made these known at an event in the state.
The lecture which held at Staff Development Centre, Abere, with the topic:” Promoting Efficiency in Governance through the use of legislative Instruments”, afforded the state governor, the opportunity to make it clear that, for any government to make a breakthrough , there must be a good platform to entrench the tenets of democracy through effective and efficient legislations.
The governor explained further, that since there is no generally acceptable yardstick for measuring good governance, then, good governance could be evaluated through the manifestation of the levels of transparency and accountability in the administration of a state,which again,can only come to the fore through a well focused,articulate and unbiased legistature.
He cited the indicators to look out for, in any public administration that advocates good governance to include: respect for human rights, obeying the rule of law and effective community participation among others.
Earlier in his address, the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Mr. Adewale Egbedun who was represented by the Deputy Speaker, Mr. Akinyode Oyewusi applauded the Guest Speaker, Prof. Mojeed Alabi for such a well delivered lecture .
Also in his opening remarks, State Head of Service, Mr. Ayanleye Aina eulogized Aboaba Foundation for directing this year’s lecture to the legislature which, he noted, is one of the vital arms of government