By Festus Ahon
ASABA – DELTA State House of Assembly, Tuesday resumed plenary after one month Christmas and new year break with a promise to sustain collaboration with other critical stakeholders toward moving the state forward.
Speaker of the House, Chief Sheriff Oborevwori in his remarks, urged members to settle down to their various duties as fast as possible and begin to play their part in moving the State forward.
Oborevwori called on Chairmen of House Committees to work on outstanding bills that were before their committees and bring them before the House for further legislative action, saying that the House was determined to give Deltans the best.
He said the Legislature would always work for the interest of Deltans, describing as unprecedented the passage of the 2018 Appropriation Bill into Law in November 2017.
Stressing that they successfully worked on the 4th Alteration Bill, 2017 of the Constitutional amendment as forwarded by the National Assembly, he thanked his colleagues for their contributions which made it possible for the house to achieve a commendable result in 2017 and implored them to sustain same in this year 2018.
He also acknowledge the support of the staff of the Assembly, even as he thanked the state governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa for his continued support to the State House of Assembly.
Oborevwori noted that the House was in its enviable position as a result of the support being enjoyed from the Executive Arm, expressing hope for more support this year and beyond.
He promised that the State House of Assembly would sustain the existing cordial relationship between the Executive and the Legislative and congratulated the Governor, the Chairman and members of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, members of the House and Deltans in general for the successful conduct of the January 6, 2018 Local Government Elections.