Edo State House of Assembly Speaker gives his 74 days scorecard

Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Marcus Iziegbeaya Onobun, has given his scorecard since the period of his emergence as the number 3 citizen of the state from October 10th, 2020. In a statement made available to the media, the Speaker said: “During the period under review various committees were reconstituted while Principal Officers were appointed. “Similarly, during this period, various bills and resolutions were passed while others are in different stages of consideration. “In all a total number of sixteen resolutions and four bills were…

Edo State House of Assembly passes 2021 Appropriation and Budget Estimates into law

Edo State House of Assembly has passed into Law the 2021 Proposed Appropriation Bill and Budget Estimates christened Make Edo Great Again(MEGA) presented to it by Governor Godwin Obaseki during plenary on Tuesday, November 10th, 2020. Presenting its report, the chairman of the House Standing Committee on Appropriation and Project Monitoring, Hon. Ephraim Otaigbe Aluebhosele, said: “the committee has recommended that this honourable house, the honourable members of the Committee on Appropriation and Project Monitoring do hereby recommend that the year 2021 Appropriation Bill with a budget size of N164billion…

Edo Assembly parleys business community, others, assures of progressive laws

Edo State House of Assembly at the weekend met with the Edo business community and professionals in the health and education sectors, with an assurance that the House will formulate and pursue only laws that would make the state economically viable and drive sustainable development. Speaker of the Assembly, Rt. Hon. Marcus Onobun, who gave the assurance during the Edo Policy Round Table dialogue held at the University of Benin, said the Assembly will continue to partner stakeholders and the government to achieve a progressive state that all Edo people…

Edo lawmakers plan tour of federal roads in the state

Edo State House of Assembly has mandated the clerk of the House to liaise with the Federal Controller of Works in the state and the Director of the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency(FERMA) to fix an appropriate date for the members to visit the various failed spots of federal roads in the state to do on the spot assessment. Giving the mandate during plenary of Wednesday, November 25th, 2020, was the Speaker of the House, Hon. Marcus Onobun in response to the chain of reasons that the Federal Controller of Works…

Edo lawmakers endorse establishment of signage and advertisement agency

Edo State House of Assembly has passed two executive bills to different committees of the house for their final inputs. The first bill, a law to establish a body corporate to be known as Edo State Signage and Advertisement Agency was at the end of deliberation by the lawmakers referred to the House committee on Environment with the Speaker of the house, Rt.Hon. Marcus Onobun giving the committee two weeks to report back to the house. Speaking on the bill, the Majority Leader,  Hon. Henry Okhuarobo said that its merits…