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Oborevwori Presents Assembly Scorecard, Won’t Fail Deltans

THE Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, Thursday at the press centre of the Assembly Complex, presented the scorecard of the State House of Assembly.

At a press briefing to mark the second anniversary of the 6th Assembly, RT Hon Oborevwori disclosed that the House received a total of 34 bill, of which, 10 were executive and the other 24 were privately sponsored by members of the house. According to him, out of the 34 bills received by the House, 18 bills have been passed with six bills awaiting assent while a total of 12 bills have been given assent by the state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, adding that 17 other bills are at committee stage.

The Speaker stated two bills were withdrawn by leave of the House while one failed at first reading stressing that other bills are at various stages, either, in first or second reading.

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RT Hon Oborevwori promised to give the best as far the leadership of the House was concerned, promising that despite the harsh economic situation which has affected service delivery in the country, the House cannot afford to fail Deltans.

“I want to state here that as an arm of Government, the House has undergone some challenges. But by God’s grace, we have scaled the hurdles. Despite the May 11, 2017 unavoidable change in the Leadership of the House, Deltans should be rest assured that Members are united more than ever to take on the task ahead. As members of the Sixth Assembly, we will continue to keep faith with our duties of law making aimed at promoting order and good governance in Delta State, the Speaker said.

RT Hon Oborevwori said in the next plenary years, the House will ensure that it retains focus by engaging in deliberations and matters that would improve the fortune of Deltans even as he reaffirmed the House’s resolve to continue in the synergy between the legislature and the executive to better secure dividends of democracy Deltans have always dreamt.

According to him;”The House of Assembly is aware that Deltans are looking forward to the delivery of more dividends of democracy, and it is in our place to make that happen. Despite the harsh economic situation which has affected service delivery, the House remains committed to providing effective representation to our constituencies. We cannot afford to fail our people. We will continue to do that which is expected of us as lawmakers”.

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“We are determined more than ever to improve on our performance as we enter into the third legislative year.
In the next parliamentary years, the House will ensure that it retains its focus. It will engage in deliberations and matters that would improve the fortune of Deltans”, he added.

The Speaker, commended governor Okowa for his support to the sixth assembly and stated that the house would continue to reciprocate the benevolent attitude of the executive arm by giving prompt attention to passage of bills.

In his words; “I want to commend His Excellency, Senator, Dr. Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa, the Governor of Delta State for his support to the Sixth Assembly. His favourable disposition towards the progress of this House is essentially inspired by the co-operative spirit existing between various arms of government in Delta State. On our part, we will continue to reciprocate the benevolent attitude of the Executive arm by giving prompt attention to passage of bills. In a speech I delivered after my emergence as Speaker, I promised that the Legislature would continue to maintain a cordial working relationship with the Executive arm of Government. I restate that promise here today”.

In the same vein, Rt Hon Oborevwori commended members of the House for their unflinching support and perseverance in their conducts as well as the Clerk and staff of the Assembly for their wonderful cooperation.

“I want to extend gratitude to the Clerk and Staff of the Assembly for their wonderful cooperation. We will remain resolute in our collective goal of providing effective representation. We will continue to engage and consult with our people to allow them participate fully in the legislative process”, he said.

BILLS ASSENTED TO BY GOVERNOR IFEANYI OKOWA
Delta State Economic Planning Council (Amendment) Bill, 2015
Delta State Advisory Council on the Prerogative of Mercy Law, 2016
Delta State Security Trust Fund (Amendment) Law, 2016
Delta State Anti-Kidnapping Hostage Taking Law, 2016
Delta State Anti-Terrorism and Anti-Cultism Law, 2016
Delta State Scholarship Board Law, 2016
Delta State Structure for Signage and Advertisement Agency Law, 2015
Delta State Public procurement Commission Agency Law, 2015
Delta State Traditional Rulers and Chiefs (Amendment) Law, 2016
Delta State Schools of Nursing and Midwifery
Delta State Appropriation Bill, 2017

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BILLS AWAITING ASSENT
Delta State Appropriation (Amendment) Bill, 2015
Delta State Appropriation (Amendment) Bill, 2016
Delta State Bureau for Lands Investment Preparation Charges Bill, 2015
Delta State Agency for Control of HIV/AIDS Bill, 2016
Delta State Investment Development Bill
Delta State Agricultural and Rural Development Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2017
Delta State College of Education, Mosogar Bill, 2016
Delta State Administration of Criminal Justice Bill, 2016
Delta State Structures for Signage and Advertisement Agency (Amendment) Bill

BILLS IN COMMITTEE STAGES
Delta State Collection of Metal/Steel Scraps Fees Bill, 2016
Delta State Consumer Protection Rights Agency Bill, 2016
Delta State Illegal and Unauthorised Collection of Levy and Extortion (Prohibited) Bill, 2016
Delta State Centre for Rural and Social Development Studies, Otorho, Abraka Bill, 2017
Discrimination Against Person with Disability Bill, 2016
Delta State Regulatory Committee for the Registration of all Equipment leaves in Delta State Bill, 2017
Delta State Bureau of Statistics Bill, 2017
Delta State Hotels and Restaurants Bill, 2016
Delta State Internal Revenue Consolidated (Amendment) Bill, 2017
Delta State Special Offences Court Bill, 2016
Delta State Forestry Development (Private Participation) and Forestry Trust Fund Bill, 2016
Delta State Nomadic Cattle Rearing Control Bill, 2016
Delta State Water Bill, 2016
Delta State Private Education Institution Bill, 2016
Delta State Consumer Rights Protection Agency Bill, 2016
Delta State Regulation of Smoking in Public Places Bill, 2016

SUMMARY

Bills received 28
Executive Bills 8
Private Member Bills 20
Bills passed 12
Bills Assented to 11
Bills Awaiting Assent 9
Bills in Committee Stage 17

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