Progress lies on hard work, commitment, says Delta Speaker
The Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Monday Igbuya on Saturday paid tribute to workers for their contributions to the country’s economic development. He also praised Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for creating an environment for development and growth.
In a statement in Asaba, Igbuya praised Okowa for creating jobs, promoting investment, paying workers and setting the tone and foundation for economic progress and development.
“This administration is labour friendly. Workers will continue to receive recognition and encouragement. The place of labour will continue to be side by side with the political actors and not one degree lower. The House of Assembly will give the fullest support and protection to workers’ rights” he said.
Igbuya also commended the governor for his efforts and commitment in finding sustainable solutions to the plight of unemployed youth in the state.
He urged the workers to support the administration.
“The future of Delta State is not just in the hands of the government. It is in the hands of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN). It is in the hands of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC). It is in the hands of Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC)”
He urged workers to follow the governor’s footsteps by adhering to good governance ethics.
“Government is committed to creating jobs, wealth and ensuring a better deal for all. The PDP government is committed to giving Deltans a brighter future. I enjoin you to continue your hard work and commitment to the development of the state.
Stressing that government revenue was still too low to meet ambiguous demands, Igbuya promised to continue sorting out workers grievances.
“With your help, we can weed out ghost workers and ghost pensioners and end the stealing and wastage of public resources” he said.
Government will continue to invest in work and infrastructure” he added.
Igbuya to hold press conference in Asaba
The Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Monday Igbuya will hold a press conference on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 in Asaba.
The press conference which holds at 11:00am is part of activities lined up by the Sixth Assembly to celebrate its first year.
“The speaker will focus on the achievements of the Sixth Assembly” a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker, Mr. Henry Ebireri, said.
“The Speaker will also talk about the efforts of the House in complementing the vision, policies and programmes of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, the essence of harmonious relationship between the legislature and executive, the development of the state, demands of the people, good governance, representation and judicious use of resources”.
“Local and foreign journalists are expected at the press conference which will most likely see Igbuya talking about his leadership style” the statement said.
Okowa deserves 2nd Term – Delta Speaker
The Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Monday Igbuya on Friday praised Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for emphasizing point of unity and making the state attractive to investors.
Speaking at a victory reception organized in honour of Governor Okowa by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Delta Central Senatorial District held at Oghara township stadium, the speaker said the governor’s performance provided significant cause for cheer for the good people of Delta State.
“The members of the Delta State House of Assembly are very proud of you. The people of Delta Central are proud of you. The people of Sapele are very proud of you” he said.
The Speaker spoke at length about the leadership qualities of Governor Okowa and the changes that have taken place in the state. He also spoke about the future of the state.
Igbuya commended Governor Okowa for his credible effort to justify the mandate given to him by the people as represented in many visible projects in the state.
“Governor Ifeanyi Okowa is delivering the dividends of democracy to the people. Delta remains a PDP state”
He said to move forward, “Deltans must support Okowa’s programmes and persuade him to continue in 2019”.
“We are excited about Governor Okowa. He needs eight years to complete the task he has begun. The people of Delta Central will continue to support him”
He implored politicians in the state to strive to consolidate on the gains of democracy.
Delta Speaker mourns as Nwaoboshi dies at 87
Tributes have continued to be showered on late Chief Francis Nwaoboshi as those who knew him lamented his demise.
Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Monday Igbuya said he was greatly pained by the news, saying “Delta State has lost a great politician, humanist and community leader.
The death of the 87-year-old political and community leader occurred on Saturday, April 16, 2016.
Igbuya in a condolence message to the family, friends and relatives described late Nwaoboshi as a politician who demonstrated a life of service, love, compassion and excellence.
“Chief Nwaoboshi had a generous spirit. He was dependable in every facet of his life. He was also admired for his vision and his steadfast devotion to his family. He will be remembered as a loving and caring leader” Igbuya said.
Igbuya extended heartfelt commiserations to Senator Peter Nwaoboshi.
“On behalf of my family, the Delta State House of Assembly and the good people of Sapele State Constituency, I extend my heartfelt condolences to, the good people of Ibusa over this painful and irreparable loss.
HENRY OVIE EBIRERI
Delta Speaker warns traffic officers
The Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Monday Igbuya on Thursday recaptured the trauma he had to go through in major roads in Asaba and Warri, urging officers of the Delta State Traffic Management Authority (DESTMA) to restore sanity and ensure the free flow of traffic on Delta roads at all times.
He also urged DESTMA officials not to engage in illicit and compromising activities.
Igbuya said drastic measures would be applied to any DESTMA officer found to be engaged in corruption.
The Speaker gave the warning in Asaba while responding to the speech of the Delta State Commissioner for Transport, Mr. Vincent Uduaghan, who led officers of his ministry on a courtesy call on the Speaker in his office.
He said indiscipline and corruption were responsible for the poor performance of some police and Federal Road Safety Corps officers in the country.
“The law establishing DESTMA was a product of the 5th Assembly. DESTMA was put in place to complement the Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIO) and the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) as it affects safety on our roads”.
Specifically, Igbuya said DESTMA was not established only to generate revenue.
“It is to inculcate discipline, safety consciousness and to checkmate the excesses of road users, particularly motorists”.
He urged DESTMA officials not to worry about the prospect of their career.
‘One of you can be head of the organization in future. The sky is your limit. You must be good ambassadors. There should be no special preference in the course of carrying out your duties. The law must be applied to all, irrespective of status. Do not compromise your uniform” he said.
“You must show good examples” he said.
Delta Speaker to address press conference
The Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Monday Igbuya is expected to address a major press conference on Tuesday, June 7, 2016.
“The conference will take place at the Press Centre, Delta State House of Assembly” a statement in Asaba, signed by Henry Ebireri, Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker, said.
The time is 11:00am.
Meanwhile, Igbuya will present a report on the activities of the Sixth Assembly on Thursday, June 2, 2016.
Igbuya, a guest on the live radio programme “The People’s Assembly”, will focus on the past, present and future of the Delta State House of Assembly.
Executive-legislative relations, old and new laws, safety of lives and property, rights and privileges of women and young girls, the educational system in Nigeria, job creation and persistent attacks by herdsmen are also expected to be discussed.
“In the upcoming Hot FM 96.5 Live Interview programme, Igbuya will deal with major issues in legislation, representation and oversight functions” the statement said.
EBIRERI HENRY OVIE