The Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Monday Igbuya has revealed that some of the top bills they received in the last one year include the Delta State Oil Producing Area Development Commission Amendment Bill, Delta State Contributory Health Commission Bill and Delta State 2016 Appropriation Bill, which were passed and assented to by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
The Speaker also explained that those passed and are awaiting Governor Okowa’s assent are Delta State Economic Planning Council (amendment) Bill 2015, Delta State Advisory Council on the Prerogative of Mercy Bill, 2016, Delta State Security Trust Fund (amendment) Bill 2016 and Delta State Anti-Kidnapping Bill, 2016.
Igbuya said this in Sapele at the weekend when he called for more proactive measures by leaders in the country to sustain the trust of followers in the democratic dispensation. He applauded Governor Ifeanyi Okowa whom he said has developed the state optimally in terms of roads, public hospitals, agriculture, education and job creation.
Further speaking on the House of Assembly, and their relationship with the executive, the Speaker stated; “Despite the tough economic challenges, we are committed to giving the best representation to our constituencies. The Executive-Legislature harmony is worthy of emulations and commendations. The interest of the people has always been paramount”.
In a related development, Delta State lawmakers on Tuesday, passed a vote of confidence on Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and the Speaker, Rt. Hon Monday Igbuya for strengthening the bond of unity, fostering the spirit of oneness, enhancing development and promoting good governance.
This followed a motion moved by the representative of Warri South 11 state constituency, Barrister Dennis Omovie, during the proceedings in the legislature.
Omovie, who is the chairman, House Committee on DESOPADEC, commended Governor Okowa for his sterling performance and integrity.
“Whereas there is no gainsaying that Nigeria and by extension Delta State suffered dangerous drop in her revenue being a mono- driven economy. Whereas there is no correspondent drop in the very high expectations of the citizenry and by extension our various constituents”.
“We in Delta State can walk tall in the midst of this dangerous paucity of resources because we are blessed with a man who is a wonderful manager. Governor Okowa is managing Delta State as if there is surplus. He is giving to Delta State and Deltans what they expect”.
“I therefore move that a vote of confidence be passed on Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa and the leadership of this hallowed chambers for their strides and the wonderful leadership they have given Delta State thus far”, he said.
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