Delta Assembly: Majority Leader Promises More Robust House In 2020

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Hon. Barr. Tim Kome Owhefere, Majority Leader, Delta State House of Assembly and Member representing Isoko North Constituency
Hon. Barr. Tim Kome Owhefere, Majority Leader, Delta State House of Assembly and Member representing Isoko North Constituency

The Majority Leader and Chairman House Committee on Information, Delta State House of Assembly, Hon Tim Owhefere, has stated that the year 2020 will witness more robust activities at the state legislature.

Speaking with Assembly Correspondents in his office at the State House of Assembly Complex in Asaba, Hon Owhefere said the willingness of members of the present house to work makes the Seventh Delta State House of Assembly outstanding.

The Chairman House Committee on Information, said despite the fact that many of the legislators are new, their determination to learn and contribute to debates was commendable.

The Lawmaker who represents Isoko North Constituency in the house, stated that having been in the house for Fourth tenure, he can confidently describe the present Assembly as one of the best since the first Assembly.

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Hon Owhefere assured that the cordial relationship between the Delta State House of Assembly and the Executive had attracted much peace and development in the state.

He promised that the synergy between the two arms of government would not only be sustained but enhanced for the peace and good governance of the state.

The Majority Leader and Chairman House Committee on Information, explained further that the Delta State House of Assembly is one of the few states in the country practicing state legislature autonomy.

Lawmakers of the Seventh Assembly of the Delta State House of Assembly, Inaugurated on Monday, June 10, 2019
Lawmakers of the Seventh Assembly of the Delta State House of Assembly, Inaugurated on Monday, June 10, 2019

How Owhefere maintained that the development had helped to enhance efficiency in the Delta State House of Assembly.

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The Majority Leader disclosed that sometimes, the both arm of government disagree to agree on issues that will promote good governance in the state.

On the 2020 budget, Hon Tim Owhefere disclosed that the six billion naira increase from the original amount presented to it by the Governor was as a result of the need to accommodate some crucial needs of the state that were omitted during the preparation of the budget by the executive.

He said the budget passed through critical scrutiny before it was read the third time and passed.

The Delta State House of Assembly will resume plenary to Tuesday 14th January 2020.

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