By Michael Ofulue, Osogbo
The newly inaugurated Osun State House of Assembly has said it would collate and review all the bills passed into law and assented to by the immediate past parliament and executive administration in the state.
In his inaugural address, the newly sworn-in speaker of the 8th Assembly, Adewale Egbedun posited that there were some obnoxious laws that were made after the July 16 governorship election in the state.
Egbedun, of the ruling People’s Democratic Party, stated that the Assembly would review the bills passed and assented to between August and November, 2022, stressing that the obnoxious provisions and clauses may not be in the best interest of the state.
He, therefore, directed the Clerk of the house to furnish him with all the affected bills for immediate action.
Itemizing some of their legislative agenda, the 38-year-old speaker said the 8th assembly will focus on legislation for workers’ welfare and financial inclusive.
Other areas of focus according to Egbedun are legislation for infrastructural development, social sector health agenda and age legislation.
The speaker who called on his fellow contestants to join hands with him in leading a truly new age house, also promised the only opposition member of the house that he would enjoy the due privileges.
“legislature is what makes a difference between the military and democracy. We are the people’s representatives; this is the hallowed chamber of the people.”