Leadership of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly yesterday said the fourth Assembly under the leadership of Hon Konbonwei Friday Benson has passed 50 bills into law in the past four years.
The speaker said during the year under review, over sixty bills were received, two withdrawn, 49 executive bills and one private bill and a host of others.
Konbomwei said in the past years, 40 motions were passed and resolutions forwarded to the executive session.
The speaker said, “under a friendly atmosphere we set a legislative record that is yet to be broken by any state in the Nigeria federation; the fourth Assembly passed a minimum of 50 bills in four years. This feat is indeed unprecedented in our country’s legislative history.”
He spoke during the valedictory session held at the end of the Fourth Assembly which was dissolved about 1.20 pm on the directives of Governor Dickson, in accordance with the constitution.
Motion for the dissolution of the fourth Assembly was moved by the Leader of the House, Hon Peter Akpe, representing Sagbama Constituency 1 and seconded by Mrs. Agatha Goma, Ekeremor 1.
Speaking on the floor of the House, the speaker said the fourth Assembly had successfully run its full course without any scandals because the house stood firmly on the path of accountability and probity as demonstrated by the policy of broadcasting all their sittings live.
He thanked all members of the fourth Assembly for their corporation and contributions to make the plenary robust, adding that the house enjoyed a robust relationship, mutual respect with the key principal officers and a sense of common purpose with all the arms of government.
He lauded Governor Dickson for his sterling leadership qualities and deep understanding of the legislative process which facilitated their task as lawmakers, culminating in a huge success.


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