The Speaker of the Oyo House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin has restated the commitment of the Oyo 9th assembly to amend, repeal and formulate laws that will attract investors to the State.
While speaking on a live radio political programme today in Ibadan, “South West Political Circuit”, Hon. Ogundoyin noted that boosting investment in Oyo State will make life meaningful for the people and ultimately place the State on a pedestal of growth and development.
He disclosed that the Oyo assembly will not waiver or relent on its statutory duty of law making as the legislative arm of Government, assuring the people of the state of a robust and vibrant 9th Oyo State House of Assembly with integrity as the watchword.
Responding to question on the possibility of becoming rubber stamp in the hands of the governor, Hon. Ogundoyin maintained that the present assembly is brimming with intelligent and competent members who are poised to scrutinize all bills brought before them as well as act as checks to other arms of government.
“We will not just be doing the bidding of the state government as representatives of our various constituencies, we shall ensure whatever is brought from the executive arm is well scrutinized before we give our assent.
“Any list of political appointees sent to the house will be critically scrutinized to ensure the appointment of people of high integrity and good conduct into various political offices in Oyo State, while those who fall short of expectation or lacking in integrity will be dropped by the Oyo Assembly “
“The appointees named so far were approved based on their competence, commitment and good characters.
“We are going to ensure a harmonious working relationship with all other arms to ensure good governance and viable representation in the state,” he stated.
The Speaker promised that the House will give priority to bills that will promote education, agriculture, security, small and medium scale enterprises as well as youth empowerment.
“We believe, it is not about the number of the bills passed that matter as lawmakers, but the qualities of the bills, effectiveness, and the direct or indirect positive impacts on our people’s lives of the people,” Hon. Ogundoyin concluded.