Mr Adebo Ogundoyin, the Speaker of Oyo State House of Assembly, has urged chairmen and members of the 25 standing committees of the House to be diligent in the discharge of their assignments.
Ogundoyin made the plea on Tuesday while inaugurating the committees at a programme which featured paper presentations on the constitutional functions of the committees.
He said since the activities and functions of the standing committees were pivotal to the success of the House, there was the need for the committees to put in their best at all times.
Ogundoyin said the House of Assembly would give necessary support to the committees to work and function effectively so as to record timely and outstanding success in their assigned duties.
He urged members of the committees to work as a team as well as do things differently and conscientiously in order to surpass past records of house committees.
” The services of standing committees in the conduct of the activities of the house are necessary and inevitable, hence, our members have been put in different committees in line with the constitution
” I strongly believe that lawmakers will put their professional and political experiences to bear in the discharge of their various committee assignments, ” Ogundoyin said.
In his presentation, a former member of the House of Representatives, Dr Wale Okediran, stressed that committees help to organise the most important activities of the parliament
Okediran said the organised activities include considering, shaping and passing laws to govern the state.
He explained that house committees may need to arrange field trips to inspect on-going projects by Ministries, Departments and Agencies under their jurisdiction or other activities necessary for the success of the committees’ assignments.
Also addressing the lawmakers, a former Clerk of Oyo State House of Assembly, Gbola Akinyanju, said parliaments across the world function on plenary and committee platforms.
Akinyanju said over 60 percent of the activities of the house are done by committees as they remained the engine rooms of the parliament.
(Edited by Mufutau Ojo)
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