KWARA ASSEMBLY MARKS 3RD ANNIVERSARY IN GRAND STYLE
• 25 Bills and 50 Motions Have Been Passed
Kwara State House of Assembly has marked the third anniversary of the Ninth Legislature in grand style.
Addressing his colleagues and members of the general public at a special plenary at the hollow chamber, the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Engr. Yakubu Danladi-Salihu recalled that twenty-five bills and fifty motions have been passed within the last three year.
Engr. Danladi-Salihu explained that the Ninth Legislature has been able to effectively and efficiently discharge the functions of law-making, representation, and oversight in strict observance of the principles of transparency, equity, and accountability thus providing enabling environment for good governance through quality legislation and established cordial and beneficial relationship with the Executive arm for the good of the people.
He listed some of the bills passed during the third legislative year including the Kwara State Education Trust Fund Bill, Kwara State Political Offices Gender Composition Bill, Kwara State Bureau Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Kwara Urban and Regional Development Bill, Kwara State Legislative Autonomy Fund Management Bill and Kwara State Judiciary Autonomy Fund Management Bill among other.
The Speaker dispelled the claim that the Ninth Assembly is a rubber stamp Legislature pointing out that all the lawmakers have facilitated developmental projects through out the twenty four constituencies.
Engr. Danladi-Salihu who maintained that the modest achievements of this 9th Assembly would not have been possible without the cooperation of the Executive arm under His Excellency, Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq appreciated the Governor and called for continued partnership in the incoming legislative year.
The Speaker who represents Ilesha/Gwanara state constituency acknowledged the support and cooperation of his colleagues, management, and staff of the Assembly, Chairman and members of the Assembly Service Commission, members of the Fourth Estate of the realm, family, and friends especially constituents from his constituency who have now returned him to vie for the seat again in 2023.
Other lawmakers took turns to reel out their contributions; enumerating individual empowerment initiatives and projects facilitated to their respective Constituencies to spread dividends of democracy across and alleviate the sufferings of the downtrodden.
The Special plenary session was attended by members of the public including former Speakers and members of the Kwara State House of Assembly, former Clerks, and cabinet members of the Kwara State Government among others.