UI SRC Holds Legislative Summit


Lawal Maruf

The 10th assembly of the Students’ Representative Council, University of Ibadan (UI SRC), has on Saturday, October 14, 2023, facilitated a legislative summit. The summit which was themed “The competent Legislator: Constitution, Custom, and Common Sense” was held at the SRC chambers, Kunle Adepeju Building.

According to the former speaker of the 5th assembly, Rt. Hon. Toheeb Arogundade, he encouraged the legislators to maintain a high degree of reasonability in interrogating the bills presented to the house and to enhance a mutual relationship between the speaker and the members.

“Don’t be a slashing-budget honourable, you should be reasonable and considerate of the current situation of things as regards the budget”, he said.

In his address, Rt. Hon. Omitoyin, who was the speaker of the council in the 8th assembly, charged the honourable members to cultivate the habit of moral discipline and good culture in which he also admonished them not to soil the name of the Union.

“As an honourable member, everything boils down to discipline. The most important thing as an honourable member is to know the constitution and abide by it. You must not drag the name of the Union in the mud.”

Also, the immediate past speaker, Rt. Hon. Eniola Olatoye, emphasised the supremacy of the constitution which guides the activities of the house, she urged the council to show great commitment in protecting the interests of members of their constituencies.

“The constitution comes first before any other things. Your initiative might not be useful on most issues. We have to tailor our common sense through the lenses of the constitution.”

“Add your quota to the development of the house and care about the people you are representing”. She added.

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