Dividends of Democracy: Ogun Assembly Seeks Partnership With Executive Arm

Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly,the Rt Hon Daisi Elemide at the weekend assured the people of the state that the 10th Legislature of the Assembly under him will continue to explore all legislative measures to partner with the executive arm of government in the state.

He said the move was to ensure the overall development of the state better and make the dividends of democracy go round all and sundry.

The Speaker gave the assurance in his speech during a plenary to commemorate the first anniversary of the tenth Legislature of he State House of Assembly.

In the speech, copies of which were made available to newsmen by a special assistant to the state governor, Mr Kunle Idowu, the Rt Hon Elemide said in playing its roles, the House would always ensure that it does not compromise it’s sanctity.

He explained that the state Assembly during its to first one year, passed seven bills, affecting the day- to -day running of government, while the yearly appropriation was also passed into laws with seven others at various stages of legislative process .

The speaker added that more than 24 motions were passed into resolutions, adding “this 10th legislative session has started working relentlessly to meet the yearnings and aspirations of the people of the State through various bills, resolutions and community engagements as well as other intervention programmes to make life better for the people of our dear State.

“In view of the foregoing, no fewer than seven (7) bills have been passed and forwarded to the Governor for assent, while seven others are at the various stages of legislative process with over 23 motions passed into resolutions. Each of the bills passed touches on the day- to -day running of government in the State, including the yearly appropriation bill, the judiciary fund management and Legislative funds management, as well as amendment to the Magistrates’ Court and the Local Government law, 2024.

“It is on record that the various issues that required urgent public importance and those that need the immediate attention of government to enhance socio-economic and political development of the State were equally given immediate attention through House Resolutions, and such have been passed to the relevant government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) for necessary action. Such issues passed into resolutions include those requesting for a review of the security architecture of the State to strengthen security and further protect lives and properties.

“Other resolutions passed with a view to promoting good governance and cultural heritage of the residents are those on adoption of the Harmonised Standing Order/ Rules of Procedure for the Nigerian legislature, Urgent Need to Stem the Subtle Take – Over of Native/ Kampala Local Industry by the Chinese, Urgent Need to Clamp Down on the Activities of Cultists Across the State and the Appointment of a Commissioner for the Ministry of Youth in the State.

“This tenth legislature also made a strong case through the passage of resolution requesting the Urgent Need for the State Government to address the Menace of Fake and Expired Drugs in the State; just as the Assembly passed another resolution Lifting the Suspension Restricting the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) from performing any Union Activities across all Motor Parks and Garages in the State and Confirmation of Commissioner Nominees and other appointment related resolutions.

“Those resolutions bordering on conflict resolutions amongst companies and other individuals as well as those protecting human rights were also passed in the last one year.

The Speaker said “aside Bills and Resolutions, this Legislature also performed Quasi-Judicial function during the period under review as it mediates on matters that may cause disharmony among the citizens and/or a breach of the peace of the State. Matters of this nature that were addressed during the period under review included the following among others;
(i) Series of Mediation Meetings/Enquiries were held to resolve issues

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