We have never been a rubber stamp assembly – Ogundoyin
Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, OYHA, Mr Adebo Ogundoyin says the assembly has never acted as a rubber stamp to the executive as speculated in some quarters, but believed in the brilliant vision of the governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde.
Mr Ogundoyin made this know while delivering a speech at a special plenary to mark one year in office of the 9th assembly.
The Speaker who explained that it will be unwise for the 9th assembly in the state not to key into the various people oriented policies of the executive, reiterated that the legislature will continue to be in tune with the ideas of the governor for the benefit of the people of Oyo state.
Mr Ogundoyin gave assurance that the assembly will not relent in its resolve to record more monumental achievements especially in the area of lawmaking without compromising integrity, mandate and independence.
Earlier in an address, Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde who commended the moves of the legislatures as regards the review of laws on rape and sexual assault maintained that the best ways to address a crime was to strengthen the legislation around it.
On the Covid-19 pandemic in the state, Governor Makinde urged religious bodies to be patient with government on reopening of worship centres and other public places.
The governor said his administration will continue to work with the Oyo State House of Assembly for the all good of the people of the state.