Delta leaders, on Thursday, described Rt. Hon. Monday Ovwigho Igbuya as ‘an attentive and steadfast leader’.
They also commended him for the growth of democracy and good governance in the state.
“Rt. Hon Igbuya is an outstanding man. As a presiding officer, the Delta State House of Assembly gave priority to the welfare of the people, rapid industrialization of the state, resource generation, financial management, accountability and transparency in government”.“
The Delta State House of Assembly also gave education face lift , made impact in such areas like chieftaincy matters, community development and justice, demonstrated commitment to securing the people, recognised that health care is a fundamental obligation of any responsible government, took positive steps to place sufficient emphasis on rural development, agitated for independence, addressed the sharp drop in the revenue accruable to the Federation Account and its effect on the funds available to the State especially for the development of infrastructure” they said.
The leaders who met in Agbor, described Igbuya as a gem, a curative balm and a uniting factor.
A statement issued by the Chairman of Delta State Political Leaders Forum, Dr. Maxwell Nwokolo commended Igbuya for giving purposeful leadership to the Delta State House of Assembly and using the power of the office of the speaker to promote the interests of the state.
“It might be necessary to put on record some specific legislative achievements which the Delta State House of Assembly recorded under the leadership of Igbuya. The Sixth Assembly in its first year recorded modest achievements. It received a total of twenty-three bills (23), out of which, ten (10) were passed into law. A total of fifty-three (53) motions were received, fifty two (52) approved while eighteen (18) reports were received and adopted. In the second year, the House received a total of 28 bills, out of this number, 8 were Executive Bills. The members’ bills in the House were 20. The House passed a total of 12 Bills which were transmitted to the executive for assent”
“If there is anybody to be credited with the growing stability and unity of the state, it is Igbuya. He is a man of wisdom and dedication. He is a passionate advocate for his constituents, a voice for the underdog, a respected politician and a sincere confidant to those closest to him’ the leaders said.
They also heaped praises on Igbuya for promoting democracy, rule of law and raising his voice for the down- trodden segments of the society
“Rt. Hon Igbuya is a study in consummate humanism, stoicism, integrity, generosity and selflessness. He stands for justice and peace. He is a great democrat, a committed federalist and a genuine political worker. He is respected in the state for his leadership and honesty.” they said.
“Rt. Hon. Igbuya has been listening to the grassroots. He brought prestige to the Okpe nation and developed a close affinity with political leaders within and outside the state”
The leaders lauded Igbuya for his integrity and empowerment of the youths, women and elders in the state.
““Igbuya is an honest and highly effective speaker. He is humble and friendly to the core. He is honest, kind and has strong moral principles. He has built a reputation anchored on integrity over the years. We are satisfied with Igbuya” the leaders said.
“This world, as we know, is a type of stage where actors go and come. All of us are mortals and once we, by luck or accident, get into any position of authority, we should remember that, one day, we are leaving that position, whether we like it or not. For that reason, therefore those of us in various positions of power and authority should act our part well. Let us continue to see our presence here as a unique opportunity for service and not an opportunity for privilege. Let us continue to serve Delta State with all our hearts, all our heads and all our hands” the statement added.