Delta Assembly passes 9 out of 14 bills received in 1 year

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Sheriff Oborevwori

THE Speaker of the Delta House of Assembly, Chief Sheriff Oborevwori, says the Seventh Assembly of the State House of Assembly received  14 bills between June 2019 and June 2020.

Oborevwori said this while briefing newsmen on the activities of the Assembly to commemorate the first anniversary of the Seventh Assembly on Wednesday in Asaba.

He said that out of the 14 bills received by the Assembly during the period, nine bills were passed while the remaining five were at various committees’ stages.

The speaker said that out of the 14 bills, 10 of them were Executive bills, while the remaining four were private members’ bills.

Oborevwori also disclosed that during the period under review, the Assembly received and passed 66 motions.

The speaker also said that despite the outbreak of Coronavirus pandemic and the attendant health risk, the leadership of the Assembly in line with the state’s government guidelines and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) protocols, ensured that the House sat at plenary to consider and pass critical finance bills.

“These bills have been able to effectively position the state in these trying times.

“Some of these bills are:  the Delta State Fiscal Responsibility Amendment Law, the Delta State Public Procurement law and the Delta State revised Appropriation law,” he said.

Oborevwori also said that the Assembly with the cooperation of the Executive was able to achieve and recorded some progress, especially, in the area of enhancing legislative competence of members and the staff in the discharge of their duties.

He said that after the inauguration of the Seventh Assembly, the House constituted 30 special and outstanding committees.

He said that this was in line with the provisions of Section 103 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 as amended.

Oborevwori also said that the members of the Assembly actively engaged in constituency visits and town hall meetings.

He added that this was to feel the pulse of their constituents by receiving feedbacks as well as promoting government programmes and policies.(NAN)

– Jun. 10, 2020 @ 15:45 GMT |

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