Benue assembly dissolves committees — Speaker

David Iorhemba, the Speaker of Benue House of Assembly, on Friday said that the assembly has dissolved all its committees.


Mr. Iorhemba made this known in Makurdi in a letter to mark the end of the First Legislative Session of the Seventh Assembly at the plenary session.


The speaker said that the committees were dissolved to give members the opportunity to experience the workings of various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).


Mr. Iorhemba said that the committees would be reconstituted as soon as the house resumes from its recess on June 26.


He enjoined the committee chairmen who have pending reports to tidy them up and represent them to the house for debate soon after the recess.


He said that the house has passed 11 bills into law out of the 14 bills initiated by the executive arm.


He added that all the bills passed were approved by the governor of the state.


“The remaining bills have been deferred to the second legislative session in accordance with our standing rule 56,” he said.


Mr. Iorhemba said that the assembly adopted 45 major resolutions while

10 reports were conclusively debated out of the 15 reports submitted.


He said that 12 petitions were referred to the committee on Public Petitions Bills Review and Appraisal for scrutiny but no report was presented by the committee.


He added that six different categories of confirmation hearing and screening of executive nominations for key appointments were held leading to the confirmation of most of the nominees.


He commended the state legislators for discharging their duties creditably and urged them to keep the “flag flying” at all times.


Mr. Iorhemba admonished his colleagues to use the period of the recess for sober reflections and a robust constituency relationship with their constituents.



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