NBA Visits Ekiti Speaker, Harps On Separation of Power
The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Ado Ekiti branch has stressed the need for separation of power during its visit to the Speaker of Ekiti State, Rt Hon Funminiyi Afuye, today.
The NBA Chairman, Barr. Kanmi Falade who congratulated Rt Hon Afuye on his emergence as the Speaker of the sixth Assembly, noted that "Dr Kayode Fayemi is a Bar friendly governor. That is why today, we have many of our colleagues in different positions in this government and among those representing Ekiti at the National Assembly."
Responding, the Speaker also espoused the importance of the principle of separation of power as a major ingredient for good governance in a democracy.
Having stated that all over the world, there was no total separation of power among the three arms of government, Afuye emphasized that the lawmakers will partner the Executive and Judiciary towards removing unnecessary interference that could affect governance.
The Speaker maintained that the three arms of government are inter -related and interwoven. Therefore, one should not dominate the other in the process of carrying out their constitutional functions.
While pledging the support of the House to the Bar Association towards achieving a successful law week, Rt Hon Afuye promised good governance as the major focus of the current members of the State Assembly.
The NBA boss used the opportunity to invite him to the Law week of the association christened "Walk for the rule of law and separation of power".
Present at the occasion alongside the Speaker are: the Deputy Speaker, Rt Hon Hakeem Jamiu, Leader of business, Hon Gboyega Aribisogan, Hon. (Barr.)Adeoye Aribasoye; Hon. (Barr.)Tajudeen Adegbolu and Special Adviser to the Speaker on Media, Akogun Tai Oguntayo