Oyo Assembly Service Commission Chairman, Hon. Musah Presents Annual Progress Report

Hon. AbdulWasi Musah addressing the lawmakers

The Chairman, Oyo State House of Assembly Service Commission, Hon. AbdulWasi Musah, PhD has assured that the Commission will continue to pursue its statutory mandates and vision which are geared towards improving the state’s legislative activities in all ramifications.

Hon. Musah stated this while presenting the 2020 Annual Report of the Commission before the state Legislative arm of government on Thursday during the plenary.

The Chairman said the Commission has made remarkable progress since its inauguration on the 16th of December, 2019.

According to him, “as the Commission responsible for overseeing the affairs of the Oyo State Legislative personnel, the Annual Report is therefore 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 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,” Hon AbdulWasi Musah said.

The Chairman itemized some of the successes recorded by the Commission to include production of standing orders, review/amendment of the Commission laws 2007 and its 2018 amendment, introduction official robe/uniform for legislative staff, recruitment of qualified man-power and production of quarterly newsletter, monthly and annual report of activities of the House Commission as well as other general staff matters.

“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 affected the transfer of services of eighteen civil servants to the Legislative Service among other achievements.”

“Our strategic vision for 2021 includes 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.”

While appreciating the Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon Adebo Ogundoyin and the entire Lawmakers for their support to the Commission, Hon AbdulWasi Musah, commended all the four Commissioners in the Commission for working to promote the vision and the objectives of the Commission.

In his response, the Speaker, Hon Adebo Ogundoyin acknowledged the giant strides recorded so far by the Commission and described the Commission Chairman as a pragmatic and charismatic leader, who is bringing his experiences to bear in the running of the affairs of the Commission.

All the four Commissioners in the Oyo State House of Assembly Service Commission, Mr. Moses Ojoawo, Mrs. Yinyinade Ladoye, Hon. Hassan Ogundoke and Mr. Alabanla Adekunle attended the plenary with Hon. AbdulWasi Musah.

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