…tasks members on bills, economy, others
BY IFEOMA IKEM
The Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Monday Igbuya, has expressed satisfaction over the existing relationship among the three arms of government.
He stated this at the resumption of plenary in Asaba.
He noted that the expectations of Deltans from the assembly were high but explained that the House had members who are committed to doing the things right.
He said, “We have a date with history. Many years from now, posterity will ask one simple question: What laws did the 6th Assembly make? I am certain history will give us a commendable place in its annals.”
Specifically, Igbuya said the 6th Assembly in its first year received a total of 23 bills, out of which, 14 were passed into law.
Describing the recent town hall meetings in the various constituencies as a positive development and a huge plus for democracy, added that “I hope the recess has afforded us the opportunity to interact with the people whose mandate we hold in trust.
“I believe the information gathered during the town hall meetings will help us realize our aspiration to make Delta State one of the enviable states in the country. I also hope the issues highlighted during the town hall meetings will serve as a guide to our legislative activities even now.
“The strength of any legislature lies in its degree of cohesiveness. A united legislature will always resist external influence and manipulation. It will always stand on the side of the people. We must resist all temptations that could create disaffection among us. Let us continue to maintain peace and unity” he stated.
Reflecting on the challenges facing the state, Igbuya, advised members to focus on bills that would expand the economic base of the state.
“We have serious economic problems in the country. Projected revenues are falling. The problems of the economy cannot be solved by blame shifting. We must face these problems squarely.
“I wish to seize this opportunity to affirm our unwavering commitment to the actualization of a great Delta. Deltans want purposeful legislation. We must continue to improve governance, business and livelihood.
We must continue to give good and quality representation. We must maintain the symbiotic relationship between us and the governor to ensure that more dividends of democracy come to the people. We must continue to work with the people” he said.