The Speaker of the state parliament of Osun, Honourable Najeem Salaam has disclosed that the present House of Assembly would strive to bequeath a good legacy that would surpass it tenure.
He stated this on Monday while speaking at the annual inter-religious service prayer organised by the House of Assembly to usher in the New Year at the Assembly Complex in the State capital.
Salaam appreciated the lawmakers and staffers of the House of Assembly for their support and steadfastness in the past year and urged them to always be committed.
He thanked members and the entire workers for their cooperation and tolerance for years.
In his speech titled: “Year of multiplication blessing”; the lawmaker stressed on the need to sacrifice for the state, urging his colleagues to strive towards leaving a good legacy that would outlive individual lawmakers.
While charging them on the need for unity and cooperation towards enhancing better legislation, he advises the politicians to let the progress of the state be their watchword in all activities.
While disclosing that internet facilities will soon be installed in the Assembly to aid parliamentary proceedings, he charged staff members to maintain discipline and be dedicated to their work for the progress of the state.
In their separate sermons, the Chief Imam of the Assembly Mosque, Sheik Abudulfatai Afolabi and the Chapel’s Chaplin, Pastor Muyiwa Ayeni urged the lawmakers and staff to fear God utmostly in their dealings in government businesses and in their personal dealings.
Honourable Akinloye Ajibola, Bosun Oyintiloye and Akintunde Adegboye prayed for peace in the State of Osun House Assembly, Osun and Nigeria respectively.
The occasion was also used to present Awards to distinguished staff member of the House of Assembly and the House of Assembly Service Commission for 2017.
In his closing remarks, the leader of the parliament, Hon. Timothy Owoeye appreciated all honourable members and staff for their positive attitude to work and for success of the entire Assembly.