The Oyo State House of Assembly Service Commission has presented its Annual Report of activities before the Oyo state House of Assembly.
The Chairman of the commission; Rt Hon AbdulWasi Musah, PhD while presenting the report before the State Legislators during the house plenary on Thursday assured that the Commission is determined to pursue its statutory mandates and vision which are geared towards improving the State Legislative activities in all ramifications.
The Chairman while commenting on the progress made by the commission since its inauguration on the 16th of December, 2019 noted that the Commission is responsible for overseeing the affairs of the Oyo State Legislative personnel and that the Annual Report is meant to carry staff and all other stakeholders along in matters concerning the Commission.
“The Oyo State House of Assembly Service Commission will continue to ensure that the Legislative Service in the State is distinct from the Civil Service in administration and outlook. As a separate arm of Government, the Legislative Staff are entitled to a Legislative salary structure, Legislative loan scheme and Legislative pension scheme among others. All these we have identified and we shall put into fruition once the Financial Autonomy of the State Legislature is finally put into effective operation.” Rt Hon AbdulWasi Musah said.
The Chairman listed some of the Commission’s achievements, including the production of Standing Orders, the review/amendment of the Commission Laws 2007 and its 2018 Amendment, the introduction of an official robe/uniform for Legislative Staff, the recruitment of qualified manpower, and the production of a quarterly newsletter, monthly and annual report of the House Commission’s activities, among other things.
He added “we have also been able to normalize the appointment of some staff, renew the contract of the mace bearer and see to the conversion of some staff to other cadres. We also effected the transfer of Services of eighteen Civil servants to the Legislative Service among other achievements.”
”Our strategic vision for 2021 include Legislative salary scheme, regular training of staff, full computerization of the Commission, recruitment of Legislative Staff, provision of utility vehicles for the Commission and lots more.”
Rt Hon Musah praised all four Commissioners in the Commission for working to promote the Commission’s vision and objectives, whilst also thanking the Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, and his entire cabinet, the Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon Adebo Ogundoyin, and the entire State Legislature for their support.
The Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon Adebo Ogundoyin, hailed the Commission’s enormous advances so far and described Rt Hon AbdulWasi Musah as a pragmatic and dynamic leader who is bringing his skills to bear in the Commission’s operations.
Mr Moses Ojoawo, Mrs Yinyinade Ladoye, Hon Hassan Ogundoke, and Mr Alabanla Adekunle, all members of the Oyo State House of Assembly Service Commission, attended the plenary alongside Rt Hon AbdulWasi Musah.