Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria has backed the anti-corruption crusade of the federal government.
The chairman of the Speakers Conference, Hon. Abdulmumuni Ismaila Kamba and Speaker, Kebbi State House of Assembly, who was elected last Friday in Ilorin, revealed that the agenda of the conference is to seek financial autonomy of the state legislatures and their political independence.
The conference, which has Hon. Martins Azubuike (Abia State) as deputy chairman, Hon. Adamu Dala Dogo (Yobe State) as treasurer, Hon. Victor Edoror (Edo State) as financial secretary and Hon. Nasiru Abubakar (Gombe State) as vice chairman North-east, said that together the nation can succeed in its development agenda.
Kamba, in a statement in Abuja, said that partnership with government at all levels would help to promote peace, security and harmony in the country.
He further said that the plan of the state speakers is to have a common legislative agenda, have a legislative capacity building programs for state lawmakers and to build a permanent secretariat of the conference.
The chairman said he believe in the readiness of President Buhari, the state governors and the leadership of the National Assembly in bringing positive changes to the Nigerian people.
Other newly elected members of the conference are: Hon. Kabiru Alhassan (Kano), vice chairman North-west, Hon. Peter Azi (Plateau), vice chairman North-central, Hon. Michael Adeyemi (Oyo) vice chairman, South-west and Hon. Rita Maduagwu (Anambra), vice chairman, South-east.