The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Monday Igbuya, on Thursday recounted the achievements made through the year with regard to good lawmaking, representation and legislative oversight, saying the House accomplished a lot in 2016.
He also praised the officers and members of the state assembly for the speedy and constructive passage of bills.
“The house has performed tremendously in terms of legislative oversight, lawmaking and the system of checks and balances” the speaker said.
In his New Year message, Igbuya charged political office holders to set new goals to quicken the pace of development in the country.
He also charged political and non-political leaders to stay on the straight path and work for the continued development of Nigeria.
The presiding officer of the Delta State House of Assembly urged the government at the centre to confront the real issues in the economy.
He assured the good people of Delta State and the generality of Nigerians of stronger economic growth in 2017.
Igbuya described Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as a man of integrity.
“Governor Ifeanyi Okowa is dedicated to service. He will create more opportunities in 2017 for the populace. He will put in more effort to improve the living standard of the people”
He commended his colleagues for their support, advice and encouragement.
He also thanked the workers of the assembly and the good people of Sapele for their tremendous support.
“We have taken off on the voyage of prosperity. We’ll make democracy dividends reach all Deltans, ensure quick passage of the 2017 Appropriation Bill and work hard to create the conditions that make workers protest unnecessary”.
“We’ll continue to communicate with our people. We’ll continue to receive expert and public input. We’ll continue to make sure that government actions are transparent and accountable”
Ending the message, he said “I wish you all a happy and prosperous New Year”
Delta Speaker advises politicians
The Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Monday Igbuya on Saturday urged Nigerians to pursue their cause without bitterness and recrimination.
In his Christmas message, Igbuya asked politicians, business men and professionals in the country to follow Christ’s example and give hope to the poor, the oppressed and the helpless.
In the message titled; The Principles of Hospitality, Igbuya reflected on the virtues of peace, love, honesty, justice, equity, humility and service to God which Jesus Christ espoused during his earthly mission, calling on Nigerians to be generous to others.
“Christmas is a season of peace, an opportunity to revive hope, a day of love and a time to recall all that can be achieved through reflection, forgiveness and reconciliation”.
He urged Nigerians, home and abroad, to continue the practice of tolerance, generosity and compassion.
He also called for positive thinking among Deltans towards the future of the state.
“We’ll continue to work as a team, make laws that will ensure development and motivate the workers” he said.
The speaker commended Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for creating transparent institutions and showing a high sense of responsibility, discipline and prudence.
He also praised his colleagues, associates, workers of the Delta State House of Assembly and the people of Sapele for their wonderful support.
“It is our duty to work day and night to see that Delta State is peaceful, conducive and prosperous for us all. I wish you all a Merry Christmas”.
EBIRERI HENRY OVIE