By Idris Kareem
Speaker of the Osun state House of Assembly, Honourable Timothy Owoeye said members of the house are working effortlessly towards earning the recognition of it citizens and the country at large as a leading figure in efficiency, productivity and transparency.
The speaker stated that the high expectations from the people of the state had made the task of earning their respects imperative.
He assured the people of the state that the Assembly would not be distracted from its bare aspiration of redoubling the efforts of making the state a development haven.
He said this on Tuesday at the opening of a 3-Day Legislative Retreat for members of house, themed, ‘Enhancing Service Delivery Through Effective Legislative Engagement” at the Royal Park Hotel, Iloko Ijesa.
He said, “Our people look up to the House of Assembly for direction and to provide opportunities for them. It has become quite apparent to us that it is no longer business as usual.
“At no time in our history has the need for synergy of purpose and drive to embrace and give full effect to this obligation been more acute than now.
“We have a task to work and build a new House of Assembly that is respected at home and recognised nationally both as an example for efficiency, productivity, and transprency.
“This is the minimum we aspire. We are not going to allow anyone to distract from this bare aspiration and we will be demanding that we stay on this course for the remainder of our term”, the speaker stressed.
In his address, the Governor, Gboyega Oyetola urged the legislative arm to go about their duties in the overall interest of the people.
He said this would help protect the sanctity and dignity of the legislative arm of government in the state.
He said, “The parliament must faithfully deliver service to the people that gave it power in trust, conduct its duty in a manner that enhances and protects the sanctity and dignity of the house and sustainably contribute to the development profile of the state.
“There is a need for the Assembly to design a road map that will guide and drive its vision and programmes, complete with institutional and personal Performance Charter”.