A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Senator Ganiyu Solomon, has faulted the call for the country to embrace part-time legislature.
A statement on Thursday quoted Solomon as saying this in an interview with journalists on the sidelines of the annual public lecture/book presentation organised by the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Lagos Information Chapel.
Solomon, who represented the Lagos-West senatorial district between 2007 and 2015 in the Senate, maintained that part-time legislature would run at variance with the structure of democracy being practiced in Nigeria.
Speaking on the theme, “All Inclusive Government: Lagos State in Perspective;” Solomon said the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode administration had touched all the socio-economic aspects of the state.
The Vice-Chancellor, Lagos State University, Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun, who was the guest speaker at the lecture, identified transparent governance, access to information, policy collaboration and participatory budgeting as vital to inclusive governance.
Fagbohun commended the initiatives of the Lagos State governor in the areas of stakeholders’ engagement, quarterly town hall meetings and the activities of the Offices of Civic Engagement and Disability Affairs.
Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, commended the NUJ Information Chapel for the motivating initiative that brought to the fore, a catalogue of the myriads of achievements of the state government.