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, Speaker 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.
“I also use this opportunity to announce that our leadership will collate and review all last minute bills passed and assented by the outgoing administration.
“We have reports and records of many bills assented into laws which contain obnoxious provisions and clauses that may not be in the best interest of the state.
“I therefore direct the Clerk of the House to furnish my office with all bills passed and assented to between August and November 2022,” the new Speaker said.
Itemizing some of their legislative agenda, the 38-year-old speaker said the 8th assembly will focus on legislation for wokers’welfare adding that they would also tenaciously in on financial inclusivess.
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 to 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.
“Our job is made easy and our task is lessened because we have an Executive that is overwhelmingly pro-people and we will key into this template that is clearly acceptable and satisfactory to the people of Osun state. I charge us to join hands in the building of a new Osun state.
” I assure the people of Osun state that this House will truly and faithfully represent them. We will not waiver nor slack in the protection of citizens’ rights, advancement of good governance and the diligent execution of oversight functions on executive ministries, agencies and departments.”he stated