The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Monday Igbuya has told journalists that a total of 23 bills have been received by the Assembly, out of which 10 have been passed into law in the last one year.
He also said that a total of 33 motions were received and approved, while 16 reports have so far been received and adopted.
The Speaker was speaking at the press conference ushering in the first celebration of the Assembly on year in office. The event held at the grounds of the House of Assembly in Asaba, the state capital.
He said that, although the yearnings of Deltans is punctuated by paucity of funds, the House ‘remains committed to giving the best representation to our various constituencies and the state in general’.
Speaking on the anti-cultism bill, he said that the bill had been passed by the previous Assembly, but had to be returned to the House for modification.
He also explained that the Niger Delta Avengers were responsible for the terrible electricity situation in the country. “Nigeria is currently sharing about 700 megawatts because power has terribly dropped as a result of the activities of the militants,he said.
Responding to questions from journalists, Igbuya denied that the suspension of Hon Reuben Izeze was because of plans to impeach him [Igbuya]. He also refused to give clarifications on the meaning of ‘parliamentary misconduct, which Izeze, suspended on Tuesday, 6th June, 2016 was accused of.
His words ” There are no plans by anybody to impeach me. If you heard any such rumours, then it’s just rumours. Parliamentary misconduct is parliamentary misconduct. Only parliamentarians know what it is”.
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