Oyo Speaker Gives Account of Stewardship in the Last One Year
AN ADDRESS DELIVERED BY THE RT. HONOURABLE SPEAKER,
OYO STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY, ADEBO
OGUNDOYIN AT A SPECIAL PLENARY SESSION TO MARK ONE
YEAR IN OFFICE OF THE 9TH ASSEMBLY
Our joy know no bounds today, 10th June, 2020 as we
commemorate the first anniversary of the 9th Oyo State House of
Recall that the 32 member Assembly was inaugurated at this
hallowed chamber by the Executive Governor of Oyo State, Engr.
Seyi Makinde precisely on the 10th of June, 2019.
May I welcome us all to this special plenary session held to
celebrate one year of legislative success in the 9th Oyo State House
of Assembly, to appreciate the Almighty God for the journey so far,
to acknowledge the support of all and sundry and to assure of a
better performance in the remaining years.
We have every course to celebrate today because the last one
year of this Assembly has undoubtedly brought about many
unprecedented legislative achievements and innovative law making
I called it innovative ideas simply because the 9th Oyo State
House of Assembly is christened THE HOUSE OF INNOVATION
by all the members of the Assembly due to our resolve to do things
differently, bring about new ideas and ultimately set the pace for
others to emulate.
Our legislative duties, oversight functions and other
constituency responsibilities have been remarkable, outstanding and
successful in the last twelve months not mainly because we have
been working as a team since inauguration irrespective of political
party affiliations but also due to our high sense of commitment,
dedication and steadfastness to the mandate given to us by the
This has helped tremendously as in just twelve months, the 9th
Oyo State House of Assembly has done what some State Houses of
Assembly could not achieve even in four years.
With all sense of gratitude, happiness and fulfilment I made
bold to say that the 9th Oyo State House of Assembly within three
hundred and sixty-five days in the legislative business has passed 34
notable bills, 37 outstanding motions and numerous resolutions.
Special thanks to everyone who has made this happen in just
one year. Let me commend my colleagues for their comportment
and doggedness, and the peace and love that exist among us , while I
appreciate the legislative staff of this Assembly for working in
synergy and tandem with the 9th Assembly celebration and I appreciate everyone for their understanding during
these hard times of the raging coronavirus.
May the Lord heal our land, nation and the entire world.
Let me state categorically that it is not as if we have not had
challenges within the last one year but we have exhibited maturity in
handling the issues and resolving them among ourselves amicably.
At this juncture, it is noteworthy for me to specially appreciate
the Oyo State Governor, His Excellency, Engr. Seyi Makinde for his
all-round and prompt support to the legislature since its
Your focused and purposeful leadership has not only helped in
enhancing our job and duties as lawmakers but has equally led to the
transformation of Oyo State and establishment of good governance
which has never been witnessed in the annals of history of Oyo
Let me end this address by saying that, since we have never
left no one in doubt about our focus, vision and readiness to make
and formulate laws for the betterment of our people, may I also
assure that we will not relent in our resolve to record more
monumental achievements especially in the area of lawmaking.
This we intend to do without compromising our integrity,
mandate and independence which is our pact with the people.
Hearty congratulations to my colleagues, the Oyo State
Government and the people of the State on this auspicious occasion.