At the close of the 2nd session of its 6th assembly yesterday, the leadership of the Enugu State House of Assembly said it passed a total of 23 out of 30 bills brought on the floor of the house, and also within the period, received and passed a total of 30 resolutions and motions.
Speaker of the House, Hon Edward Uchenna Ubosi, who made the disclosure in a valedictory speech to mark the end of the second session of the 6th Assembly which was first inaugurated June 8, 2015, said that they have made tremendous achievements.
“During the sessions, we made a litany of achievements among which are 30 bills (22 executive bills and eight member bills) out of which 23 bills were passed into law and four bills at various legislative stages while “the remaining bills are likely to be loved to death,” Ubosi disclosed.
The Speaker explained that some of the bills passed into law that have high impact on the citizens of the state include among others, the Investment and Human Development Authority Law, 2015; Private Partnership Law, 2016; the Land Use Charge Law, 2016; the Enugu State Registered Bonds Law, 2016; the Child Rights Law, 2016 and the Administration of Criminal Justice Law, 2017.
He also explained that the 35 motions and resolutions passed were timely and in quick response to the yearnings of the people of the state.
Ubosi used the opportunity to commend his colleagues for carrying out their oversight functions religiously with their various standing committees, pointing out that the House committees engaged in regular monitoring of the activities of the various MDAs to ensure that “government programmes were implemented and administered efficiently, effectively and in a manner consistent with legislative intent, practice and procedure.”