State House of Assembly Proceeds on 5-Week Recess for Oversight, Constituency Engagement

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Calabar – The Cross River State House of Assembly has commenced a 5-week recess, with plans to reconvene on October 20th, 2023. This decision was formalized following a motion proposed by Hon. Ogidi Martins Achadu, representing Yala 11 State Constituency, and seconded by Hon. Samuel Neji Abang, representing Ikom 1 State Constituency NEGROIDHAVEN can report.

During this recess, Members of the House will focus on conducting essential oversight functions, hosting committee meetings, and engaging with their constituents. These activities are fundamental to ensuring robust governance and effective representation.

The legislative session concluded after a comprehensive debate on the primary agenda of the day, a motion initiated by Hon. Ogban Francis Onette, representing Biase State Constituency. The motion called for the Cross River State Government to conduct a thorough investigation into the environmental impact of mining activities, the state of abandoned open pits, and the use of child labor by miners within the state.

In his closing statement, the Speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Elvert Ayambem, expressed gratitude to the Members for their unwavering support and dedication, which he credited with the Assembly’s numerous achievements. Notably, the House has passed three bills and continues to advance several others at various stages. Additionally, it has approved approximately 25 resolutions, reflecting its commitment to addressing vital issues affecting the state.

The recess period will provide an opportunity for legislators to connect more closely with the needs and concerns of their constituents while performing crucial oversight roles to enhance governance in the state.