Edo, South South, Nigeria ….The pragmatic reforms of Edo Assembly speaker, *Rt Hon Kabiru Adjoto* in formulating 21st Century legislative framework has yielded fruits as independent researchers affirmed that Edo Assembly outshines 35 States Assembly on various parameters of open legislature.
The objective rating was carried out by *’Enough is Enough'(EiE) Nigeria* and it appears on Page 38 of *LEADERSHIP NEWSPAPER*, Wednesday, 23rd May, 2018 Edition.
In the publication titled: *’LEGISLATIVE ENGAGEMENT: Why Are our State Legislators Inaccessible?’*, it was discovered that in all the 36 states of the federation, only Edo Assembly fulfilled all the parameters of measuring optimal representation and legislative delivery.
The parameters include: transparent appropriation system by publishing budget online, members’ contact details online and functional website for maximum legislative engagement with members of the public.
It is worthy of note that since the emergence of *Rt Hon Kabiru Adjoto* as speaker in Edo State Sixth Assembly, there has been a deliberate efforts in the adoption of improved communication technologies in order to key into the *’Alaghodaro’* mantra of the *Godwin Obaseki* led state government.
It will be recalled that in February this year, the governor inspected the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at the State Assembly Complex, where he commended the foresight of the Speaker, *Rt Hon Kabiru Adjoto* in adopting technological solutions to improve legislative proceedings.