———–By Shedrack Onitsha———
The Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori, Tuesday assured Deltans of robust debates as the House resumes for a new Legislative year, just as he urged Nigerians to have more hope in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)
The Speaker who spoke to newsmen in his office at the end of Tuesday’s plenary; revealed that more consideration will be given to people oriented and developmental bills, while over-sight functions will be improved in the new legislative year.
Recall that the House went on annual recess Thursday, July 20, 2017 and resumed Tuesday, August 22.
Earlier, in a welcome address to members on the resumption of the Third Session of the Sixth Assembly, the Speaker said members were more determined to put in their best for people of the State.
According to him; “I believe that we used the opportunity of the recess as a build up to performing more credibly on our constitutional responsibilities as legislators and more than ever determined to put all that wealth of experience to good use.
“As the Third Session of the Sixth Assembly resumes, my assurance to Deltans on behalf of the Delta State House of Assembly, which we all know as the most vibrant House of Assembly in the country will be focused, very articulate and Deltans should expect more robust debate.
‘We are going to dwell more on our bills and oversight functions.”
The Speaker also stated that new Chairmen and Members of the various House Committees will be inaugurated in September 2017, saying that;”We will set up House Committees very soon, before Mid September”.
Also at plenary, the House received the request for consideration and confirmation, nominees of the Delta State Investment Development Agency by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
The House subsequently slated Tuesday, August 29, for the screening and confirmation of the nominees.
The Speaker congratulated Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and the PDP family for a successful non-elective convention, noting that the well attended convention was very peaceful and has given hope to the Party.
In his words; “PDP is now a strong opposition party and the APC today should know that they have a very strong opposition and my message to Nigerians is for them to have more hope, more trust in PDP. PDP will bounce back in 2019.”