ASABA – The Delta State House of Assembly said on Wednesday that it passed eight bills in one year.
The Speaker of the house, Mr Peter Onwusanya, announced this at a news conference in Asaba to mark the end of the third anniversary of the fifth assembly.
Onwusanya said some of the bills included the Local Government, Delta State Traffic Management Authority, Delta State Security Trust Fund and the Delta State Appropriation bill.
He said Gov. Emmanuel Uduaghan had signed six of them into law while the remaining two were awaiting his assent.
The speaker also said that apart from the bills, the fifth assembly passed 22 resolutions.
”Though resolutions are not particularly binding on the executive arm of government, most of our resolutions have been implemented by the concerned organ of government, ministries and departments.
” And I must say, we are grateful to the executive for this level of support in the speedy implementation of the house resolutions.
” I must also say that this is as a result of the robust and healthy relationship that exists between the executive and the legislature,” he said.
Onwusanya also said that the assembly, in the last one year through its oversight functions, had surpassed the expectations of the people, especially in the implementation of the three-point agenda of the government.
According to him, the house, in collaboration with the executive, has surpassed the yearnings of the people in the areas of peace and security, human capital and Infrastructure development.
Onwusanya commended the government for the completion of all projects in the assembly complex in spite of dwindling revenue of the state.
He, therefore, assured that the assembly would prepare an enabling law for the ”Delta Beyond Oil ” initiative of the state government.
He said the house members recently attended a workshop on the Delta Beyond Oil initiative, where they set the legal framework.
”I believe that the knowledge gathered from the workshop will adequately prepare us to prepare an enabling law for the achievement of the initiative,’’ the speaker said. (NAN)