DELTA ASSEMBLY: Speaker Emphasizes The Need For Sound Legislative Aides
LEGISREPORTS NG – The Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Victor Ochei, yesterday, emphasized the need for knowledge-driven legislative aides.
Giving the assertion at a three-day workshop organized for Delta State House of Assembly political aides in Asaba, the Speaker noted that the legislative institution required very sound legislative aides and staff to assist lawmakers in their arduous task of making laws for the good governance of the state.
The Speaker, represented by Hon. (Engr.) Oboro Preyor, representing Bomadi Constituency in the State House of Assembly along with the Clerk of the House, Mrs. Lyna Ocholor, congratulated the Fifth Assembly for finding it worthy to equip legislators’ aides with the knowledge of social and economic issues relevant to the legislative process.
He said the workshop became necessary to refresh the political appointees on their responsibilities, adding that a good legislator needs good legislative aides to enhance his overall performance for the development of his constituency and the state.
While declaring the workshop open and having over 200 participants in attendance, Rt. Hon. Ochei urged the aides to perform their duties required of their roles.
In an address, Chief of Staff to the Speaker, Mr. Ephraim Osubor, noted that the workshop was apt as the political aides needed to be well informed in order to be effective in assisting their principals.
Presenting a paper titled: “Legislating for Transformatory Governance in Delta State: The Role of Legislative Aides”, the Guest Lecturer, Dr. Andrew Efemini of the Department of Philosophy, University of Port-Harcourt, tasked the political aides on their responsibilities as they are the eyes through which their principals will deliver the dividends of democracy to the people.
He called on his colleagues to see the realization of the hopes and aspirations of the people at the grassroots by being effective and sincere advisers.
This report was prepared by our reporter in Delta State.