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The Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori this morning (8th June, 2017) disclaimed insinuations that the 6th Assembly is a rubber stamp of the executive.
The Speaker, who was accompanied by his colleagues also said while answering a Reporter’s question at a press briefing addressed in the Assembly’s Okpanam Road, Asaba complex as part of events lined up to mark the second year anniversary of the 6th Assembly that he and his colleagues would look into the grieving and cries of their aides who yearn for the payment of their furniture allowance to them.
“Having a good working relationship with the executive does not make the legislature a rubber stamp of the executive,” he said, reiterating that the state legislature enjoys a good working relationship with the executive.
On the clamour by the legislative aides to be paid their furniture allowance entitlements for two years now, Oborevwori said. “They are our aides. Are they your aides? Leave that to us. We shall look into the issue.”
Describing the May 11th, 2017 recent leadership change in the House of Assembly that brought him in as Speaker as an unavoidable change of leadership, he said however that the change was a normal legislative tradition recognized globally. “With the tradition in the legislature globally, change is a permanent feature. I want to assure Deltans that the vision of the Delta state lawmakers is to make laws and perform their oversight functions for the benefit of all Deltans,” the Speaker said.
On the nomadic cattle rearing control bill now before the Assembly, he said “We are on course with the bill, and I promise that when it becomes law it will make Deltans happy.”
He also assured that all sectors of the state will benefit from projects, pointing out that as a House that is why they have oversight functions.