Raymond Ozoji, Awka
The 7th assembly of the Anambra State House of Assembly has resumed normal legislative business after the Christmas and New year festivities.
Welcoming members of the state assembly back to the legislative chambers yesterday, the Speaker of the House and lawmaker representing Ayamelum state constituency, Rt. Hon. Uche Victor Okafor, thanked his colleagues for spending the festive periods with their constituents.
Okafor said, “I thank God for bringing all of us back in good health as we resume with renewed strength to continue to exercise our legislative duties.
“I must commend my distinguished colleagues for their absolute commitment to the well-being of our constituents. Reports across the state placed distinguished lawmakers on a very high pedestal in view of your wonderful constituency briefings during the Christmas periods.
“Most of you embarked on various constituency programmes such as constituency projects and town hall meetings. I urge members not to relent in your great service to the state but to intensify efforts in moving your constituencies to greater heights through effective representation.
“I therefore call for more understanding and robust synergy among the lawmakers to be able to record more accomplishments for the peace and progress of our dear state.
“It is my fervent prayer that the year 2020 will be favourable to all of us in all forms of endeavours especially in our contributions to the good governance of Anambra state.
“I enjoin honourable members to continue to uphold love, understanding, unity and dedication to our duties and other legislative assignments.”
Thereafter the Majority Leader of the House and member representing Awka-South 1 state constituency, Hon. Nnamdi Godwin Okafor read out some bills for consideration as proceedings proceed on the floor of the House.
The bills include Anambra State Clear Drainage and Forest Preservation bill, Anambra State Factory Workers’ Safety bill, amongst others.