The Speaker of Lagos State Home of Meeting, Hon. Mudasiru Obasa, has charged the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and its associates, to be involved in regards to the survival of Nigeria democracy.
Hon. Obasa stated this on Thursday on the 2022 Independence Day anniversary lecture with the theme ‘Nigeria in seek for an everlasting political construction: crucial of structural reform’ held on the NLC headquarters Ogun state.
He famous that Nigeria may solely advance positively if the varied unions and people play their roles on methods to maintain the nation’s democracy thriving.
The Speaker, who was chairman of the occasion, stated that the nation is seen as practising democracy as a result of there are legislative arms of presidency in place each on the nationwide and sub-national ranges.
He, nevertheless, lamented the makes an attempt by some people in place of authority to ‘pocket’ the legislative arm of authorities in some States which provides room for fear on survival of democracy.
He cited examples on how principal officers of State Homes of Meeting had been eliminated on the whims and caprices of a person in authority.
“It’s hightime all of us rise to guard Nigeria’s political establishment, the parliament. We have now seen instances the place the civil society regarded away whereas democracy face hazard from some people.
“We have now seen instances the place the parliament was closed and the place a governor inaugurates legislature by midnight.
“When you could have a legislature that’s answerable to a single individual, you may’t progress or meet collective objectives or say we’re practising democracy. We have now heard of a state that already has 4 Audio system in lower than 4 years.
“It’s also stunning that, even among the many elite, you discover that there are some individuals who have no idea their representatives on the parliament. But, these parliamentarians make the legal guidelines that information their actions and actions.
“As a union, our concern shouldn’t be about the place we work, our salaries and welfare alone; we must also defend our establishments. I’m not saying you have to be partisan, however not less than, play a task in guiding our democracy.
“In that approach, it will be troublesome for people to find out how the parliament, which is the true image of democracy, ought to function,” Obasa stated.
In his brief comment, Hon. Olakunle Oluomo, Speaker of Ogun State Home of Meeting, famous that Nigeria merely practises civil rule and never democracy.
“In case you have a vibrant legislature, you could have democracy,” he stated.
In his deal with, Comrade Abimbola Bankole, chairman of the NLC in Ogun State, stated although Nigeria faces many challenges, “as a labour motion, it’s our thought of opinion that blame-game can take us nowhere as a individuals.”
He stated if Nigeria should work,the residents should be fascinated by how their nation is ruled.
Visitor lecturer on the occasion, Chief Mike Ozekhomhe (SAN), famous that the issues with Nigeria are elementary and systemic. He advised a brand new structure for the nation.
“No president who guidelines Nigeria will do effectively. Till we do critical structural adjustment or realignments, none of those that would rule Nigeria could make any spectacular distinction,” Ozekhomhe stated whereas expressing optimism that Nigeria might be profitable once more.
On his half, Nafiu Aiyedun, Ogun State Head of Service, who represented Governor Dapo Abiodun, promised that the federal government would proceed to deal with the welfare of employee.