After years of battling with speakers of the Delta state house of assembly over welfare of staff which has led to series of strike actions, members of the Parliamentarian Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) on Friday passed a confidence vote on Speaker Sheriff Oborevwori.
Prior to Oborevwori taking over the house leadership, PASAN members had continuously shutdown the assembly sending house members and leaders packing over welfare scheme of members of the association.
Their argument had been poor attention given to members of the association in respect of welfare package, poor attention given to the health centre in the complex and other matters.
But for the staff to have passed a confidence vote on Oborevwori is an indication that the new speaker has performed exceptionally well.
PASAN in a letter conveying the confidence vote on the speaker also affirmed the the association’s happiness over the leadership of the house for their interest in the welfare of the staff of the state legislature.
The chairman of PASAN, Delta State House of Assembly, Comrade Emma Edozie, presented a letter of commendation to the speaker for his sterling leadership qualities and welfare of staff.
Edozie stated that the staff of the state house of assembly never had it so good, stressing that the workers no longer embark on protest before getting what is legitimate to them.
He particularly commended the speaker for Christmas bonus to staff and the payment of outfits allowance, stressing that his emergence as the head of the state legislature brought hope and positive changes to the state assembly.
The PASAN chairman stated that the presentation was to welcome him back to work after the Christmas and new year break and to reassure him of their commitment and support to his leadership of the house.
Responding the Speaker, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori commended the workers for their renewed commitment to excellence and urged them not to relent in that regards.
While returning all glory to God for the achievement recorded in about eight months as Speaker of the house, Rt Hon Oborevwori thanked the state governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa for all the approvals.
He also paid glowing tributes to his colleagues, stressing that their unalloyed support accounts for the love and unity of purpose in the state legislature.
The Speaker reassured the staff that what is due them will surely get to them, saying that the Okowa’s led administration is committed to the welfare of workers in the state.
Rt Hon Oborevwori was flanked by the deputy Speaker, Friday Osanebi, other principal officers and some members of the house.