Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori, DELTA State Governor-elect, stated on Tuesday that his M.O.R.E Agenda aims to make life richer, better, and more rewarding for all Deltans.
Oborevwori, who is also the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, declared in the Hallowed Chamber during a plenary session of the House, “My mandate is for consolidation and growth, investment and economic reform in advancing Delta.”I am certain that my extensive experience in the Executive and Legislative branches of government has prepared me to deliver on my campaign pledges and provide good governance to our people.
“Again, let me seize this opportunity to thank our traditional rulers, civil society groups, organized labour, religious leaders and followers, grassroots organisations, all PDP faithful, women, men, youths, and above all God Almighty for my resounding victory at the polls. I will continue to trust in God for the wisdom and guidance required to advance Delta State with my M.O.R.E Agenda.
“It is also important that I commend the police, army, and other security agencies for stepping up to the plate by ensuring that the election was held in a peaceful and orderly atmosphere.
“My gratitude also goes to the various observer teams and the press for their Independent and unbiased reporting and assessment. Posterity will be kind to you.
“At this juncture, I wish to single out the youth of Delta State for standing resolutely behind my candidacy and conducting themselves with decorum. You have started something remarkable, and I want to assure you that the youth will play a major role in my administration. Let me emphasize that the youth will form part of my government. By the special grace of God, I will be Governor to all and sundry.
“I invite you to join me in celebrating our unrivalled leader and performing Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa for his revolutionary strides in human capital development, infrastructural renewal, and peacebuilding. He has laid a solid foundation for the takeoff of the M.O.R.E Agenda. His monumental contribution to the success of the PDP in the just concluded elections in the State is unparalleled.
“I have learnt many things in the past six years as Speaker of the House under the able leadership of Governor Okowa. One of them is that I have learnt the importance of setting the priorities of the government, communicating goals and outcomes of policies and programmes, and pursuing them with relentless zeal.
“As we resume plenary today, we should remember that we are at the last lap of the Seventh Assembly. We have a few weeks to the end of our tenure. Let us endeavour to conclude all outstanding legislative assignments in our various Committees.
“Nonetheless, I wish to also congratulate those who have been elected to the 8th Assembly of this honourable House. Irrespective of your political affiliation, I look forward to partnering with you to advance Delta State to the next level of growth and development.
“The Seventh Assembly has done very well in lawmaking, representation of constituents and oversight of other arms of government. I will reserve an enumeration of our achievements till the valedictory Session.
“On this note, I would like to express my appreciation to Honourable Members for their unflinching support to the leadership of the House. Together, we have propelled the House to an enviable height in the comity of State Houses of Assembly in the country. We have also made history together as the Legislature has produced a Governor of the State in our time. Congratulations to all of us.”
Meantime, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa Tuesday forwarded four bills to the Delta State House of Assembly for processing and possible passage into law.
They include a Bill to Amend the Delta State High Court Law 2021, a Bill to Repeal the State School of Marine Technology Burutu and enact Delta State Polytechnic, Burutu, a Bill for the law to provide for Creative Industry Development Fund and a Bill to Repeal Delta State School of Technology law 2022 and enact College of Health Sciences and Technology law 2023.
Also at plenary, the Delta State Sickle Cell Disorder Bill 2023 was read the second time after an extensive debate on its merits as led by the Majority Leader, Ferguson Onwo.
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