Delta Speaker tasks councillors on effective representation

The Speaker of the Delta House of Assembly, Chief Sheriff Oborevwori, has urged to effectively represent their area councils.

Oborevwori made the call Friday in Abraka, Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta, at a two-day capacity building workshop for of Ika South Local Government Council.

The workshop was sponsored by the Whip of the , Mr Festus Okoh.

According to the speaker, the workshop is aimed at building the capacity of the newly elected .

Oborevwori reminded the councilors that as lawmakers at the local government level, the task ahead of them was enormous.

“Your constituents rely you for effective representation at the council,” he said.

He commended the lawmaker for putting the workshop together councillors in his constituency.

Oborevwori said that the development was the first of its kind in the , adding that it help to drive competence and quality of Ika South representative in the legislature.

”For you to appreciate the weight of your mandate, this workshop is not only timely also very important.

“This is because practice and procedures are usually very complex and technical in nature.

“This workshop will not only expose you to the complexities of law making also deepen your understanding of the tenets of democracy.

”Against this background, you should consider yourselves lucky for being part of this programme as most of the resource persons are from the assembly.

“I have no doubt in their abilities to deliver the assignment,” he said.

Okoh, who is also the member representing the Ika South Constituency in the  House of Assembly, said that local government was the fulcrum of development at the grassroots.

He said that building a crop of skilled, focused and resourceful councillors was a sure and realistic way to promote and create a sustainable democracy that guarantee enduring development strides in the country.

He, therefore, urged the councillors to see the workshop as a good opportunity to have a firm grip of the tools, rudiments, procedures and practice of the legislature, the process by which a bill could become a by-law.

Mr Silvester Olorogun, the Director of Duties, Delta House of Assembly, who is the facilitator of the workshop, urged the participants to take the workshop seriously.

He said they be sufficiently equipped to exercise their constitutional duties at the end of the programme.

Twenty councillors from Ika South Area participated in the workshop. (NAN)