Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly
, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori has declared that the state legislature is 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.
Oborevwori made the declaration on Thursday, in Asaba, the State capital during a media briefing to commemorate the second anniversary of the 7th Assembly.
He assured Deltans that Lawmakers in the State are irrevocably committed in driving the needed positive change in the State.
While giving the score card of the House in the second session of the seventh Assembly which ended on Thursday, June 10th, 2021, the Speaker noted that within the past one year, a total of 14 Bills and 34 motions were received by the House.
He said, “it is heartwarming to note that we are making steady progress every other day.
“We started on a good note and I have no doubt in my mind that 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 christened: “Work in progress”.
“Today, I tagged 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 to 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 wished to further their education to tertiary level but were not getting admissions due to limited admission spaces.”
The Speaker commended the State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa for what he described as the Governor’s unwavering commitments 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.