An aspirant for the 2023 House of Representatives election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Tele Ogunjobi has called on the government to provide enabling environment for good governance and effective legislation at all levels to enhance the general well-being of the populace.
He spoke at the 3rd edition of Ladi Adebutu ‘Good Governance Symposium’ held at His Place Event Center, Ota, Ogun State. He said the co-ordination of the system, people, and the polity is the responsibility of government who is the custodian of the sovereignty of the entire citizenry which collectively and willingly they have submitted to it in return for peaceful and meaningful co-existence propelled by law and good government. “It is the responsibility of the government to provide effective and efficient framework and enabling environment to enhance the social, physical, financial and general well-being of the populace.
“The efforts of the components of the state especially human beings are effectively and efficiently galvanized towards productive activities and in the best interest of the state and the citizens determines the extent of the goodness or otherwise of its government. It is not dubitable that a critical instrument for the organization of the state is law which government relies on day in, day out to ensure societal equilibrium. Legislation which is a product of institutionalized law-making process is by far the most important arsenal from which government derives its laws. The foregoing, therefore, lends credence to the avowed roles and responsibilities of legislation as a source of law in any society and by implication, on the Legislature which is wholly and constitutionally responsible for making these laws.”
Ogunjobi stated further that legislation promotes good governance and sustainable development. “Good governance involves far more than the power of the state or the strength of political will. The rule of law, transparency, and accountability are not merely technical questions of administrative procedure or institutional design. They are outcomes of democratizing processes driven not only by committed leadership, but also by the participation of, and contention among, groups and interests in societal processes that are most effective when sustained and restrained by legitimate, effective institutions.”