The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Monday Igbuya on Thursday reminisced on the first seven months of the Sixth Assembly, describing it as “wonderful.”
Igbuya in a New Year message to Deltans at home and abroad said that the period would remain evergreen in his memory.
He listed the Delta State Capital Territory Development Agency Law, 2015, Delta State Technical and Vocational Education Board Law, 2015, Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Law, 2015, Delta State Appropriation (Amendment) Law, 2015 and the Delta State Contributory Health Commission Law, 2015 as major achievements of the Sixth Legislative Assembly.
Igbuya, who described the performance of his colleagues for the first seven months as impressive, vowed to introduce more growth and reforms in the state.
He urged his colleagues to set new goals to quicken the pace of development in the state.
“I am committed to deepening legislative measures that will support government’s effort at guaranteeing peace, welfare and security of Deltans.
Igbuya did not fail in telling the executive branch of the government on how to make progress.
Indeed, he said Nigeria could no longer depend on oil and gas based economy.
“To grow our way to a higher standard of living in 2016, we must diversify the country’s economy. We must think of new revenue sources.”
He pledged to work with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to improve the lots of the people of the state.
“Happiness of the people is the foremost objective of the current administration. The state is taking giant steps forward. Governor Ifeanyi Okowa is leading by building consensus on all issues” he said.
He said the state would be stronger, united and prosperous in 2016.
“2016 is our year of hope and great expectations”
He commended the people for their commitment to democracy and their desire for positive change in the state.
“Whatever political or personal differences we may have, the love for the state should be a shared focus, enough for us to work hand-in-hand for its continued development” he said. He also urged Nigerians to remain peaceful and united.
Ending the message, he said “I thank God for His bountiful blessings for Delta State. I wish all Deltans a happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year”