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Speaker, Taraba State House of Assembly – Rt. Hon. Joseph Albasu Kunini

Speaker of Taraba State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Joseph Albasu Kunini, has vowed that the State Legislature will deal decisively with any ministry, department or agency that fails to comply strictly with the 2021 budgetary provisions.

In his speech at the resumption of plenary on Monday, 11th January, 2021, the Speaker also disclosed that the State legislators will embark on routine oversight, stressing that it will no longer be business as usual for the ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) in the State.

The Speaker further thanked his colleagues for working assidously to pass the 2021 Appropriation Bill within a record time.

“By this, you have once again demonstrated and exhibited a high sense of responsibilty with uncommon and unparalleled patriotism, commitment and the absolute zeal in the service of our dear State as critical stakeholders,” he added.

The Speaker further assured Tarabans that the State House Assembly, “being a people-oriented Parliament, in all its engagements, will always be in the vanguard of striving to live up to its constitutional responsibility and obligation by ensuring that all appropriate legislative mechanisms that will fast tract Taraba’s development and guarantees the general welfare and wellbeing of our teeming populace are not toyed with,” he pledged.

He also asserted that as elected representatives and very critical and crucial stakeholders in the present political dispensation, the State legislators will continue to work even harder to justify the mandate the people have freely given them.

“This, we will undertake in order to deliver to your doorsteps legislative output that has never been experienced in the State for a very long time now,” he enthused.