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Osun 7th Assembly Celebrates 1st Year Anniversary

The Speaker of the Osun House of Assembly, OSHA, Mr Timothy Owoeye says the state assembly is considering a post-COVID-19 stimulus bill to assist the people of the state and better it’s economy.

Mr. Owoeye, stated this at the special plenary session to mark the first year anniversary of the 7th Assembly.

Our Correspondent, Funmi Adekoya was there for Radio Nigeria.

The Speaker, Mr. Owoeye said the assembly was concerned about the effect of the Coronavirus pandemic on the global economy which has brought about economic recession and loss of jobs.

The speaker urged the state government to quickly reel out its post COVID-19 economic plan saying the proposed stimulus bill would be given accelerated passage upon presentation before the House of Assembly.

Highlighting the achievements of the state assembly in the last one year, Mr. Owoeye said the assembly, through quality legislation, has passed eight bills that has direct impact on the people of the state.

He said effective oversight of ongoing developmental projects in the state and making the assembly accountable through publication of activities and effective public engagement and E-parliament were also done.

Mr Owoeye thanked the governor of the state, Mr Gboyega Oyetola and the people of Osun for their support and for allowing peace to reign in the state saying the state lawmakers would rededicate themselves to serving the people more in the second year of the 7th Assembly.

In his remarks, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola said the state admires the monumental achievements and people-oriented legislation the state assembly had delivered in the last one year.

Governor Oyetola appreciated the lawmakers for their understanding during the raging Coronavirus pandemic, saying he looks to the future with hope, confident that the state has what it takes to make it to the desired level in the days ahead.

He therefore urge the legislators, who are the representatives of the people to continue to mobilise the people to support the government.

Present at the special plenary session were Deputy Governor, Mr Adegboyega Alabi, former speakers, past lawmakers, as well as other government functionaries.

Funmi Adekoya

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