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Published On: Wed, Mar 4th, 2020

Delta Assembly Speaker promises robust legislative business

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From Nosa Akenzua, Asaba

Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Mr Sheriff Oborevwori on Tuesday said that the lawmakers would continue to embark on more robust legislative business in the state for its economic and social wellbeing, Security of lives and Property in the infrastructural development in the state.
Oborevwori who spoke to Journalists in Asaba at the ongoing two day refresher course for members of the House, said that the state under the leadership of Dr Ifeanyi Okowa would be transformed into” Mini London” and dispelled as untrue impeachment move against him and other Principal Officers of the House
According to him” there is no doubt in my mind that after this refresher course, the House will experience higher legislative inputs from members that will yield robust legislation for the state economic and Social wellbeing, Security of lives and Property, Infrastructural development, health care outreach and Sound education among others
The Speaker explained that legislative drafting in a Simple language, means the Knowledge and Skills in reducing drafting instructions into bills for the purpose of lawmaking, adding that the Core responsibility of drafting bills, motions and other Legislative documents rest with the bureaucrats, adding that members were expected to be able to distinguish a bad draft from an elegant draft from an elegant draft
While appreciating the state Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa for his Continuous support to the House, the leadership of the House for its Cooperation, his Colleagues, management and Staff of the Assembly, the Speaker Called on Deltans to shun rumor mongering as the only way to assist the state government and the Lawmakers to succeed in their formation to moving the state forward.
In his words” it behoves on us as members to understand and be able to decipher drafting language, Structures and Content of Bills, Bills formation and Structures in Consideration of bills at first and Second reading in Committees, Committee of the Whole House and eventual passage will be seamless
He said that the workshop was aimed at improving the quality of Lawmakers Process with a view to having a deeper understanding of the process of bill drafting, adding that the Programme will definitely impact Positively on Session at the Plenary as well as improve the understanding of the business of lawmaking including skills and methods for understanding Legislative drafting assignments, bill analysis and scrutiny to improve the over Capacity in legislative drafting.

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