The Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Ovwigho Igbuya Tuesday called on members to re-double their efforts in the area of lawmaking for peace and good governance of the state.
He also told the members to jettison selfish interest.
“In the next few days, our decisions and deliberations can define the direction of the state. We need to set our hearts on a greater purpose than our personal interests which is to lift the state to a higher height. We must offer hope to our people in spite of the gloomy situation”
The speaker gave the advice during Tuesday’s plenary,
“I welcome you all from the first Annual Overseas Lecture and Vacation of the 6th Assembly which took place at the Georgia Tech Students Centre, Atlanta Georgia. I know that we will apply the richness of the training and tour towards the execution of a just, fair and equitable legislative agenda in the pursuance of good governance and development during the remaining period of the first year of the 6th Assembly’.
Specifically, Igbuya praised Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for helping the House to accelerate its efficiency programmes.
“On behalf of this Assembly, I wish to thank His Excellency, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa who in the face of the tight situation in the country deemed it necessary that we should go for this training in view of enhancing our productive capacity. He knows that a solid and productive legislative arm of government is at the centre of true democratic governance”.
Igbuya who was beaming with smile congratulated Governor Okowa and members for their victories at the Tribunal.
“While in the training, we got the cheering news of his tribunal victory. On behalf of members of the 6th Assembly and all other past Assemblies, I congratulate Governor Ifeanyi Okowa. In the same vein, I congratulate members on our tribunal victories and I pray also that the way we emerged victorious in this first judgment, victory will replicate itself in the final judgment as the case may be, in Jesus name”.
The Speaker, who also affirmed his support to Okowa on his quest to develop the state, not only called on all to cooperate with the Peoples Democratic Party government but praised the governor for setting high standards in management of public finances
“It is public knowledge that times are hard and the forecast is bleak but if there is anyone who can dig us as a people, out of this present predicament, it is this 6th Assembly – blessed with giants possessing great experience, extraordinary skills and insurmountable courage working in consonance with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
Igbuya further thanked the people for the confidence reposed on Okowa, saying the governor would continue to deliver dividends of democracy to them.
“I sincerely believe in the firm will, nurtured wisdom, intellectual ability and unflinching faith of His Excellency, the Governor to work with this House to bring about the prosperity and stability we hope for. With God’s help, we will surely overcome” he added.
EBIRERI HENRY OVIE
CHIEF PRESS SECRETARY TO THE SPEAKER