By Unue Emeka,—————-
Activities to mark the Second Anniversary of the 7th Assembly of Delta State, started today, Thursday, 10th June 2021, with the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori disclosing that the House passed a total of nine bills into law within the past year.
He pledged the House’s commitment towards the promotion of Democratic tenets, the rule of law and the supremacy of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999) as altered.
According to Oborevwori who addressed Journalists at the Legislative Quarters Chapel in Asaba on behalf of the lawmakers, the House received a total of fourteen Bills, of which nine had been passed, with eight already assented to by the State Governor.
He added that five of the Bills are still under Legislative consideration. He also noted that apart from the received Bills, the House also Legislated on thirty-four motions within the review period.
The Speaker who was flanked by other Principal Officials of the House, said, “it is heartwarming to know that we are making steady progress every day. We started on a good note and I do not doubt by the special grace of God, we are going to finish strong.
“You would recall that in my last media briefing, I gave a Report of the First Session of the 7th Assembly, which I tagged: “Work in progress”. Today, I tag this Presentation: “Sailing Smoothly”. Last year, we shared our success story of the 7th Assembly with you and as expected, that narrative has attracted more responsibilities for the 7th Assembly to live up to new standards.
“We have not relented in making sure that we will continue to drive positive change and remain committed to the promotion of Democratic tenets, the rule of law and the supremacy of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as altered).
“Today, I wish to present the Legislative Achievements of the House for the period under review: June 2020 – June 2021.
“Within the period, a total of Fourteen Bills and thirty-four Motions were received by the House. Nine were Executive Bills, while five were Private Member Bills.
“Out of the fourteen Bills, nine have been passed and eight were given assent by the Governor. The remaining five Bills are still undergoing legislative consideration in the House.
“One remarkable feat among the Bills passed and assented to is the passage and establishment of the three new Universities in the State. This is to cater for our qualified teaming youths that wish to further their education to the Tertiary level but were not getting admissions due to limited admission spaces.
Continuing, he commended the State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa for what he described as the Governor’s unwavering commitment and adherence to the principles of separation of power which, according to him, has been the major reason behind the peaceful collaboration between the State Executive and other Arms of Government.