I Respect Principle of Saperation of Powers- Akeredolu

I Respect Principle of Separation of Powers- Akeredolu

By Awodeyi Elizabeth

Ondo State Government, has assured the incoming 10th Assembly that his administration will not interfere in its business.

The Governor who was deuly represented by his Deputy Luck Ayedatiwa stated this in Owo at the a two-day Capacity Workshop organised for the Member-Elect of the 10th Assembly.

The Governor, While congratulating the lawmakers–elect, said the decision of their constituents to elect them as their representatives is a big testimony of the confidence reposed in them.

The Governor, who noted that his administration has had a robust relationship with the outgoing 9th assembly and tasked the incoming 10th assembly on same for continued development, described legislature as the engine room of democracy, adding that when legislature is removed, what is left with is autocracy

Earlier, while declaring the programme open, the Speaker of the House Rt Hon Bamidele Oleyelogun said the significance of the programme rest on the fact that it is the process of introducing Members- elect to a new job, skill, organisation, environment, lexicon, language etc and that any knowledge they acquire at the end of the programme will go a long way in determining their performances as legislators by the time the Tenth Assembly.

He noted that the induction programme is an exciting period in the life of any Legislative arm of government as it offers a unique opportunity for participants to begin their assignment on a right footing, bearing in mind that it is veritable in developing and deepening democratic structure.

The Speaker urged the members- elect to take induction programme serious because the quality of the rant attention they pay to every segment of the programme will surely play out when they eventually resume office as the programme will provide them with the necessary insight into the Legislative terrain especially at the State level.

In his welcoming Address, the Clerk of the House Mr Benjamin Jaiyeola noted that, the legislature is the bedrock of democracy and the closest arm of government to the people as the development calls for the training and retraining of new Legislators so as to ensure adequate preparation for the task ahead, because the legislature is highly demanding.

He said “You all know the basics of debates and meetings. We all know that each institution has its values, history, culture, rules and procedures. What binds you all is being Public Representatives, mandated to better the lives of your people. As would be Hon. Members you are encouraged to take the Sitting of the House seriously because by virtue of section 104 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as altered) the House of Assembly shall sit for a period of not less than One Hundred and eighty-one days in a year”.

Various papers were presented at the induction programme which include, roles of bureaucracy and legislative aides, lawmaking process and the statotary instruments, among others.

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