Delta Speaker, Monday Igbuya Urges For Legislature, Executive Cooperation

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By Sadiq Umar – The Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Monday Igbuya has advocated cooperation among the three arms of government, saying the legislature must work in synergy with the executive arm rather than “seeking independence.” 

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa

Mr. Igbuya who spoke on Sunday said the first one year of the current administration is full of challenges, gains and distractions, describing his colleagues parliamentarians in the state as wonderful people.

The Deltan Speaker assured that the House would continue to make laws for the good governance of the state in support of the state.

“I feel for Governor Ifeanyi Okowa. I wonder how he intends to achieve some of his dreams. We are looking inward and bringing some laws that can make Delta State generate enough revenue. Okowa means well for the people. He wants to set a standard. Deltans should continue to pray for this administration”

“Before June 8, 2016, hopes were high. Some of us thought we were going to live in the past. Past Speakers had enormous influence and resources to assist the people. One year gone, the reverse is the case.

We met serious recession. Subvention was reduced. In three months, things started getting worse. We started preaching the gospel of belt tightening. My colleagues have seen reasons to adjust. The situation is very bad, very difficult and tough. My colleagues are wonderful people”.

Speaking with local and foreign journalists in Sapele, Igbuya said the House passed a good number of bills.

“We passed a good number of bills. Administratively, we achieved a major feat. We were able to find solution to poor power supply” he said.

Demonstrating maturity and total understanding of what politics should be all about, Igbuya stressed on synergy between the three arms of government.

“Can you achieve result without fund? No legislature can work without fund. We don’t generate revenue. The executive does that. There must be synergy between the three arms of government. People should be talking about synergy, not independence” he said.

He commended the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state for positioning the party ahead of 2019 general election.

 

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