The Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin has formally inaugurated the special and standing committees of the 10th Oyo State House of Assembly.
The special committees which are seven in number are Selection Committee, House Services Committee, Public Petitions, Justice and Judiciary Committee, Public Accounts Committee, Ethics and Privileges Committee and Information, Media, Public Affairs and ICT Committee.
The other Standing Committees chaired among the Honourable members are Twenty – two in numbers.
Performing the inauguration on behalf of the Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Muhammed Fadeyi said “Committee system in the legislature is legendary and virtually all democratic legislatures are operating Committee system to deliver on their statutory functions and assignments.
He observed that the legislature is to make, review and repeal laws for the peace, orderliness and well-being of citizens, noting that the various committees tasked with oversight functions on ministries, department and agencies for the purposes of ensuring that the laws passed by the legislature are implemented.
Rt. Hon. Ogundoyin further revealed that the leadership of the 10th Assembly is working round the clock to carve out jurisdictions for each standing committees for effective operations and to address the problems of overlapping duties and responsibilities.
In her opening remarks , the Clerk of the House, Pastor ( Mrs.) Oludara Awe who said the work of committees in legislative takes about 70% of the whole legislative business, urged committees members to discharge their oversight functions with the fear of God.
The one – day inauguration ceremony featured various papers presentation by seasoned resource persons on topics such as the Role of Committees in Managing Legislative Executive Relations, The Role of Legislative Committee in Enhancing Legislative Performance and Committee in the Legislature.