Kogi Assembly Passes 251 Resolutions in Two Years, Says Speaker
Posted On Jun 5, 2017
Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Umar Ahmed Imam, has said that the 6th assembly has passed not less than 251 resolutions in two years.
Imam stated this in a stewardship report on Monday 5th June, 2017 on the occasion of the 6th Assembly’s second anniversary. which also mark the end of the second legislative session.
According to him, despite challenges faced, the achieved unity of the members of the house was responsible for the smooth discharge of their responsibilities.
Giving the details of resolutions passed, he highlighted 38 regular motions; 78 matters of urgent public importance; 116 motions considered; 12 resolutions agreed-to based on requests from the other Arms of government; and 48 resolutions from committee recommendations were all
He added that out of the 23 bills registered, 5 have been passed into law, while 18 are under consideration at various levels of passage.
“As an active part of this government, we extended our unalloyed cooperation towards the modest achievement of the Executive through prompt consideration and approval of policy instruments, requests and ensure that there existed an excellent relationship that promotes social security, order, and good governance.
“We have equally collaborated with the Judiciary with our continued and common belief in our shared principle of separation of power. We would like to extend our appreciation to both the Executive and the Judiciary for making real our dream for the State Assembly and making our responsibilities accordingly possible,” he said.
The Speaker thereby urged the governor of the state to assent to a bill establishing the State Assembly Service Commission just passed by the House.
“The bill, just like the Civil and Judicial Service Commissions, is to give to the legislative arm of government an established body that will ensure services in aid of the Honourable Members and in the execution of their constitutional functions in line with the provision of Section 93 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended),” he explained.
While also commending the state government on the courage to reform the civil service, he appraised the outcome of the reform as a thorn in the flesh of the administration, describing it as having troubled impact on the people.