Joseph Amedu, Lokoja
Governor Idris Wada of Kogi State while dissolving the 5th State House of Assembly yesterday in Lokoja maintained that the activities of the assembly in the last four years were eventful. The dissolution of the state assembly marked the end of its tenure which took off on the 6th of June, 2011. Wada praised the cordial relationship that existed between the executive and the legislative arms of government in the state during the period attributing the effort as responsible to the level of development that had so far taken place in the state.
The governor thanked members of the 5th Assembly for their contributions to uplift the state to where it aught to be and wished them well in their future endeavours. He gave the assurance that government will not hesitate to call on them to serve the state if the need arises. The speaker of the 5th state assembly, Rit. Hon. Momoh- Jimoh Lawal in his valedictory speech, expressed gratitude to God for their successful tenure. He appealed to Governor Idris Wada to extend similar cooperation to the in-coming members of the 6th state assembly.
Other members of the assembly in their separate valedictory speeches harped on the need to provide the House with adequate office accommodation and necessary basic facilities that would aid effective legislation. They also made case for the autonomy of the state legislative arm by establishing the state Legislative Commission as obtainable at the National Assembly.