Anambra Speaker advocates harmony between legislature, executive for progress


By Tony Okafor, Awka

The Speaker of Anambra State House of Assembly, Sometochukwu Udeze, has emphasized the importance of a harmonious relationship between the legislative and executive arms of government.

According to Udeze, fighting with the executive arm is not in the best interest of the people .

He highlighted the achievements of the 8th Assembly, which he said included submitting 21 bills and passing 11 of them.

The Speaker expressed pride in the unity and cooperation that had existed among members of the Assembly, which he said had enabled the state legislature to work effectively with the executive arm.

Udeze emphasized that the Assembly’s accomplishments were a testament to their commitment to serving the people of Anambra State.

He urged continued collaboration between the legislative and executive arms to achieve greater progress for the state.

Udeze said,”Essentially, the 8th Anambra State House of Assembly is evidently living up to her Legislative Agenda.The vision of the 8th State Assembly is to be the best Legislature in Nigeria, champion the interest of the people of Anambra State through effective, accountable, independent and responsible representation.

“The 8th Assembly is also poised to effectively represent Ndi Anambra,enact quality laws and ensure judicious use of the State resources in order to promote the well-being of the people.

“Within the past one year since the 8th Anambra State House of Assembly was inaugurated,one characteristic that can be attributed to the lawmakers is our collective resolve to write our names in the letters of Gold by approaching our Legislative duties with vigour, dedication and selflessness in the interest of peace and progress of Anambra State.

“The House has introduced a lot of reforms to enhance their Legislative Business such as series of trainings for legislators, commencement of House Sitting by ten o’clock in the morning, introduction of every Tuesday morning prayer, improved staff relations among others.

Udeze said,” For posterity sake,it is important to highlight the volume of work and achievements the 8th Anambra State House of Assembly has made within its first one year of inauguration.

“The present 8th Assembly has been able to enact quality laws and passed numerous people-oriented Resolutions emanating from Motions.

“Some of the Bills passed include; Anambra State Independent Electoral Commission Bill, Revenue Administration, Consolidation and Harmonization Bill, Anambra State Touting Prohibition Bill,2024 Appropriation Bill, Health Facilities Monitoring And Accreditation Agency Bill, Anambra State Peace Building And Conflict Management Agency Bill and Anambra State House of Assembly Service Commission Amendment Bill.

Other important Bills passed by the Assembly are; Anambra State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission Bill, Trafficking In Person Prohibition, Enforcement And Administration Bill, Secret Cultism And Similar Activities And Prohibition Bill,Private Colleges Of Nursing And Midwifery Bill as well as Anambra State Newspaper And Printing Corporation Repeal Bill among other Bills that are in various stages of passage.

“On Resolutions,the present Anambra State House of Assembly has passed over Sixty people-oriented and development-driven Resolutions that touch all the sectors of the State economy.

“The present lawmaker’s motivation is anchored on prompt implementation of the Resolutions of the House of Assembly by Governor Chukwuma Soludo.This is one of the testaments to the cordial working relationship existing between the Legislative and Executive Arms of the Government which has facilitated to a great measure the overall development of the State.

“Apart from the responsibility of law making, legislators of the 8th Assembly have done well in Constituency Relations and Oversight Duties.

The Speaker’s press conference was part of a series of events marking the one-year anniversary of the 8th Assembly.

By Ifeizu Joe

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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