Abia Speaker Applauds Lawmakers as 6th Assembly Winds Down
As the 6th Abia State House of Assembly gradually winds up its activities, the Speaker of the House, Rt.Hon. Chikwendu Kalu says the 6th Assembly maintained a high sense of Legislative decorum amongst it’s members and other arms of government.
Kalu made this remark while appraising some of the successes and challenges of the House noted that many laws and resolutions that centred on people and in line with the policies and programmes of the present administration of Dr Okezie Ikpeazu were churned out from the House .
The speaker, who acknowledged some of their inadequacies especially in the area of oversight functions.
He blamed the non implementation of laws on the current structure of government in the country, while pointing out that efforts were made to overcome such through the setting up of a compliance committee in the House.
The Abia Speaker added that the implementation of the financial autonomy for state legislature in country and the expected completion of the auditorium under construction in the state House of Assembly among others will equip the House better addressing such inadequacies.
Kalu further commended the Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for remaining focused in his avowed determination to transform the state especially in the promotion of commerce, Agriculture hinged on the 5 Pillars and enablers of his administration.
He expressed optimism that the proposed Enyimba Economic City which have received and will continue to receive the overwhelming support of the lawmakers, will make the state a tourist delight and great economic hub.
On the issue of power, the number one lawmaker in the state noted applauded the efforts made by the state government through the support of the House of Assembly for the provision of a more reliable power supply for those doing businesses in the state, stressing that more is expected in that area.