BY TAIWO OGUNMOLA-OMILANI
A Member of Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu representing Eti-Osa constituency 02 on Tuesday told the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) that lawmakers are key to sustainable development within the State.
He disclosed this at the Nigerian Society of Engineers Public Lecture/Awards Ceremony and Annual General meeting tagged, “Departing from Extreme Poverty To National Prosperity: The Veritable Tool” held at the University of Lagos.
Yishawu who was the special guest of honour advised the engineers to take every project through their lawmakers, who will find a lasting solutions via robust laws and motions.
According to him, “Your lawmakers are the closest to you, if you don’t explore them, you are short-changing yourselves. If you handover a bill to lawmaker, he will present it on the floor of the House as private member Bill and afterward, the executive will be called upon to make their input”. Yishawu who is Chairman ad-hoc committee on Budget and Economic Planning stressed that lawmakers in the State are key to sustainable development within the State.
He therefore urged the engineers not to relent in ensuring viable contribution to national development.
The Nigerian Society of Engineers also honoured Yishawu for his outstanding contribution to the engineering profession.
Speaking on the theme, Departing from Extreme Poverty To National Prosperity: The Veritable Tool”, Engr. Prof. David Ehigie Esezobor who was the guest lecturer said job creation cannot only solve the nation’s economic woes, saying what Nigeria needs is wealth creation.
He said, “What we need is wealth creation, through this we create resources to help others.” Prof. Esezobor explained that the real problem of Nigeria is lack of economic growth. He said government must revive Ajaokuta steel company, saying they have presented bill to the government on it.