Today, Wednesday is the last day of a three-day induction course for members of the newly inaugurated eighth Oyo House of Assembly.
The training exercise is being held in Ada, Osun State, and is aimed at bringing both new and returning members up to speed with legislative procedure and conduct on the floor of the assembly.
Information gathered by IBPulse revealed that as part of the module, the legislators would receive lectures on the rudiments of lawmaking and debating procedures on the floor of the assembly. This will also include an expose on House rules and how to move motions and present bills accordingly.
Speaker of the assembly, Honourable Micheal Adeyemo, in his opening remarks, had admonished all members to avail themselves of the opportunity presented by the training exercise and equip themselves adequately for the effective discharge of their legislative duties.
I am wondering why they couldn’t hold the training in Ibadan – preferably at the House of Assembly where the lawmakers will be making use of what they are being taught. Why leave Oyo state and go (on excursion) to Osun state when there are several locations for that in Ibadan? Sheer waste of public resources especially by a state government that is owing three-month salaries.