Abuja - The Delta State House of Assembly
Speaker, Monday Igbuya, has welcomed the cordial relations between the local
legislature and executive.
He said this arms of government had continued to enjoy a
harmonious relationship, which hads translated to the rapid development of the
“The bitterness that has pervaded the passing of State
Appropriation bills and other bills as experienced in some states has been
clearly absent in Delta State,” Igbuya said in Asaba during an interactive session
with key local government functionaries in the state.
The State Appropriation bill, which requires government
to pass its budget through the local houses of assembly, has set the two arms
of government on a collision course in some states.
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To maintain the cordial relation in Delta State, Igbuya
said there should be direct interactions between the legislature and executive
arms of government even as each arm operated strictly within its constitutional
provisions and boundaries.
“Sufficient information, consultation and effective
communication should exist between the legislature and the executive arms of
government, particularly in the area of government finances and spending, so as
to guide against unsettling perceptions and wrong analysis of government
programs, especially in the areas of legislative oversight,” he advised.
Igbuya noted that in 2015, ‘in a short space of time’,
the Delta State House of Assembly successfully passed the Delta State Capital
Territory Development Agency Law, Delta State Technical and Vocational
Education Board Law and the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Law.
The Delta State Appropriation (Amendment) Bill
and the Delta State Contributory Health Commission Bill are waiting for assent.
- CAJ News