The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Monday Ovwigho Igbuya has commended honourable members in their service to the state, just as he appealed to them to maintain and support the oversight instrument in ensuring the judicious use of public funds, accountability, promise and transparency.
An address being read by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Monday Igbuya at today’s plenary, welcomes distinguished members and other staff back to work.
According to him “It is with immense pleasure that I welcome you back to this hallowed chamber from the 2016 end of year recess. I must commend you for the stability of the House, your well thought out input and your service to the state.”
He said inspite of building a prosperous Delta State rest on the identification and understanding of the challenges in the state with view to transforming them. There are no gain saying that the fullest cooperation in the three arms of government must be pursue and maintain in this regard.
One must admit that the Sixth Assembly has made reasonable contributions to the development of the state. He said “Let me use this opportunity once more to do some stock-taking. So far, the Sixth Assembly received a total of 41 bills, out of which 17 have been passed into law.”
In his words, in the face of declining oil prices, we must concentrate efforts in creating a conducive environment for investment to success. Let us continue to support the executive in its efforts at improving the revenue base in the state. Let us continue to tilt the priority of government to the improvement of human and environmental conditions through law making. There are a number of bills which were deferred last year. We should try to consider the 2017 Appropriation Bill and other bills in their various stages before this House.
Let me once again thank the staff of the Delta State House of Assembly for their understanding, support and let us do more this year with peace, happiness and love.
Also at Plenary, the House received the report on the bill for the establishment of the Delta State College of Education, Mosogar. The report was presented by the Chairman, House Committee on Education, Barr. Daniel Mayuku. He noted that the committee carried out a thorough job on the bill which was carefully studied clause by clause.
The report was received by the Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Barr Tim Owhofere and was referred to January 31, 2017 for further consideration.