By Israel Afolabi
The State of Osun House of Assembly has said that it would continue to focus on its primary assignment, with a view to delivering on its legislative mandate within the remaining period of the current Assembly.
The speaker of the state parliament, Dr. Najeem Salaam made the remark on Monday while presiding over the plenary of the Assembly at the state House of Assembly complex Osogbo.
At the plenary presided over by the speaker, two items were deliberated upon as contained in the order paper for the day.
The first was the State of Osun Asset Management Agency Establishment Bill 2018 on which the House dissolved into the committee of the whole for further consideration.
Clauses 10-17 of the Bill were debated as the lawmakers engaged in deliberations with expresion of varied opinion while the Clauses were subjected to scrutiny.
The outcome was later reported as corrections and amendments made at the committee level were read out with unanimous decision on what was agreed upon to form part of the Bill.
However, the other item was the report of findings of the House committee on Judiciary, Human right, Justice Public Petition and Legal matters on administration of criminal Justice Bill 2018.
The report as submitted by the committee chairman Hon. Osuolale Bello from Ifelodun State constituency was debated on the floor after which the House suspended further deliberation pending the time the model used by the committee would be made available.
Addressing the plenary, the Speaker commended the committee for a job well done. He stressed the need to move faster in the business of the legislation and stating that the Assembly would focus on its primary assignment assuring that the parliament would delivered on its mandate to the good people of the state.
The speaker, Dr. Salaam also expressed His gratitude to those who keep faith with him during the just concluded All Progressives Congress Governorship Primary Election in the state.
According to him, “my gratitude goes to you all for keeping faith with our bond as one people with common destiny in the last few years, three years to be precise in the life of this Sixth Assembly. I am most grateful to God that makes our relationship uniquely defined”.
He appreciated those who stood by him while the battle lasted, while also thanked those who expressed their democratic right differently.
He then urged his colleagues to focus on their primary assignment to whom they are elected to do and be diligent in their legislative business.
He said “I will like to say that this parliament must strive to deliver on its mandate because in the next few months, this assembly would be winding up and posterity will surely judge us, using our productivity and delivery”.
He advised the parliament to set their binocular lens to all areas of their oversight functions and set up feedback mechanism on laws they have pass and structures they had consented to with a view to ensuring that their labour is not in vain.