Edo House of Assembly Didn’t Pass Any Bill in 1st Quarter – Speaker

Edo State House of Assembly did not pass any bill into law in the first quarter of the sixth Assembly.
This as the House directed all Commissioners in the state to appear before the House when it reconvenes in October for ministerial briefing.
Speaker of the House, Kabiru Adjoto, who disclosed this at plenary on Wednesday, in his speech to mark the end of the first quarters of the third session of the sixth Assembly, said that no bill was passed into law during the quarter, but that two bills were at different stages of consideration
He said the first quarters which was earlier scheduled to end on Thursday, 31 August, 2017, was extended by 11 days to accommodate oversight functions of the Standing Committees.
Adjoto disclosed that the House sat for 54 days in plenary sessions, including oversight functions of the various Committees.
He added that five petitions were received from members of the public and 21 resolutions were adopted on sundry issues by the House.
The Speaker listed some challenges that hampered oversight functions of the members to include the change of leadership in the House which culminated in his election as Speaker.
He however assured of improved performance by the House in its legislative duty in the next quarter.
Adjoto said the House wanted the Commissioners to come and brief it of the activities of their various Ministries since assumption of office
He directed Clerk of the House to notify the Commissioners as well as contact them for dates of their appearance.

Author: News Editor

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