Speaker of the Delta Assembly Guwor said that in their pursuit of leadership, lawmakers should always act ethically

The 8th Delta State House of Assembly (DSHA) has been charged with fostering exemplary leadership and governance throughout the state.

In his opening remarks at the four-day Post-Induction Retreat for the lawmakers on Tuesday in Asaba, Speaker of the House Hon. Dennis Guwor said that the retreat is a spinoff of the pre-inauguration induction training of members that took place from the 8th through the 12th of May, 2023, in Abuja.

The State’s resources may only be used by the executive branch in accordance with legislation passed by the legislature, hence Guwor emphasized the need of legislators playing an instrumental role in government.

The Speaker of the 8th Assembly stated that training and capacity building of members have been firmly mainstreamed into the 8th Assembly’s work plans, and that the retreat would equip the legislators with the knowledge they need to effectively address complex governance issues in the course of their responsibilities.

To properly perform your oversight responsibilities and implement the House’s Standing Orders and Rules, you’ll need more than just common sense as a lawmaker. He stressed the importance of consciously learning the strategy and skill sets necessary for informed and effective debates, as well as other legislative functions.

While welcoming the Speaker and members, Acting Clerk of the House Oto Aghoghopia remarked on the “enormous experience” of the training and the many helpful observations and recommendations that came out of the sessions.

The Clerk said that House administration had taken notice of the comments and had dutifully forwarded them to the 8th Assembly’s top officials.

Aghoghopia has voiced his expectation that the House’s leadership will address some of the crucial topics of legislative practice and procedure at their current retreat.


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