…as Oyetola Lauds Legislators for Patriotism, Commitment
By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
The Speaker, Osun House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Timothy Owoeye on Tuesday said the Assembly is considering a post-Covid-19 stimulus bill that will assist in cushioning the effect of the pandemic on the state’s economy and the people.
Speaking at the special plenary session to mark the first year anniversary of the 7th Assembly, Owoeye stated that the assembly was worried about the effect of the Coronavirus pandemic on the global economy which has brought about dwindling economic fortune and job losses.
Consequent upon this, the Speaker urged the State Government to quickly reel out its post-Covid-19 economy plan saying the proposed stimulus bill would be given accelerated passage upon presentation before the Assembly.
“The pandemic has taken a toll on the global economy and this Assembly is concerned about the dwindling economic fortune, the job losses among others and we must fashion out a way to rescue our people, most especially those who falls into the poverty index due to the pandemic.
“The Assembly is considering a stimulus bill that will greatly assist our people and better our economy and we are going to work with the executive and critical stakeholders to make sure that the bill covers all critical areas of a post-COVID-19 economy,” he said
While highlighting the achievements of the State Assembly in the last one year, Owoeye said the assembly, through quality legislation, has passed eight bills that has a direct impact on the people of the state, effective oversight of ongoing developmental projects in the state and making the Assembly accountable through publication of activities and effective public engagement and E-parliament were also done.
He appreciated his colleagues for their support and dedication as well as thanked Governor Gboyega Oyetola and the people of the state for allowing peace to reign in the state assuring that the state lawmakers would rededicate themselves to serving them more in the second session of the 7th assembly.
In his remarks, the Governor commended the leadership and members of the state House of Assembly for demonstrating high sense of patriotism, forthrightness and commitment since its inauguration.
Oyetola requested for continued legislative support and appealed to members of the House to continue to enact pro-masses laws that would aid the government to deliver good governance, development and prosperity for the people of the state.
In their separate remarks, former Speakers of the House, Barrister Adejare Bello and Dr. Najeem Salaam, commended Governor Oyetola for keeping the House together through his focused leadership, timely and prompt support since assumption of office.