The Seventh Legislature of the Ogun State House of Assembly has within the last four years passed a total of 44 bills and 60 motions into resolutions.
The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Suraju Ishola Adekunbi disclosed this at the valedictory session of the Seventh Legislature with about 19 members out of 26 in attendance.
Adekunbi described the out-going legislature as comprising very committed and patriotic parliamentarians, who had discharged their legislative functions comprising law-making, oversight and quasi-judicial functions among others with high sense of responsibility to complement the efforts of the Executive arms towards the restoration of peace, security and good governance in the State.
“The Seventh Legislature, comprising of very committed and patriotic parliamentarians has effectively discharged its legislative functions comprising law-making and oversight, quasi-judicial functions and a host of others which had tremendously complemented the efforts of the Executive towards the restoration of peace, security and good governance in the State”.
The Speaker added that of the 44 bills passed into laws, one was a private member bill while the process of the bill culminated in the organization of 43 stakeholders’ fora.
On oversight functions, he explained that the House through its standing committees visited Ministries, Departments and Agencies in the State throughout the period to perform its oversight functions including project sites, amongst others.
Adekunbi added that the House Committee on Public Accounts Committee (PAC) conducted sitting on the year 2010 and 2011 audit queries raised by the Auditor-General for the State and Local Governments and the reports were forwarded to the Executive.
The Lawmaker also disclosed a total of 161 constituency projects were executed by members and spread across all parts of the State in the last four years, comprising blocks of two to five classrooms with offices, stores and toilets.
Other projects executed according to him were health care centers/maternity hospitals, town halls, police posts, boreholes with overhead tanks, motorized deep wells, pedestrian bridge, box culverts trenches/drainage, 33/500KVA transformers, and street light projects amongst others were put in place for the benefit of the people.
Other achievements listed by the Speaker included employment of 64 personnel, out of which 14 were senior officers and 50 were junior, while the House also assisted in resolving crises involving some organizations and individuals or their employees.
Speaking earlier, the honourable members who took turns to reflect on their experiences during the period described it as worthwhile, fulfilling and highly rewarding.
They all thanked their constituents for giving them the opportunity to serve and contribute to the Rebuilding Mission, while commending the Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun for his leadership style in promoting legislative and executive inter-dependence.