ECOWAS Parliament To Partner Lagos Lawmakers For Development

Economic Committee of West Africa States, ECOWAS’s parliament has integrated the Lagos State House of Assembly lawmakers into its programmes with a view to developing the socio-economy of various states and regions of the ECOWAS member countries. 

This was disclosed when a delegation of the ECOWAS Parliament visited the state House of Assembly after participating in a programme on maritime security in Lagos.

Speaking on the development, the speaker, Mr. Mudashiru Obasa said, the.......

leadership of the ECOWAS Parliament should look in the direction of integrating members of the State Houses of Assemblies, adding that, this will afford better interaction on various development programmes for the states and regions of the ECOWAS member countries. 

He stated further that there was need for collaboration with the ECOWAS Parliament on the ways of improving trade legislation for the development of economy of members’ countries. “Here in Lagos, there is robust trade and commerce structures and we are always ready to collaborate with other states and countries for mutual benefits of all of us,” Obasa said.

Dr Nelson Magbagbeola, Secretary General of the ECOWAS Parliament, assured the Lagos Speaker of the Parliament readiness to integrate state lawmakers in the activities of the Parliament.

 Speaking earlier, a member of the Parliament and Chairman of its Committee Gender Rights, Honourable Kaboubie Reine Bertille Benao Sakande from Burkina Faso who spoke on behalf of other parliamentarians on the entourage, told the Lagos Assembly Speaker that they were on a programme in Lagos and deemed it fit to visit the state Assembly.