By Sunday Iduh
The Speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly, Hon. Titus Uba, has charged students of Mount St. Michael Secondary School, Aliade to work hard as good ambassadors of the institution and impact on the society.
Addressing the students on a visit to his office recently, Uba said that students of the institution were known for discipline and excellence and they should not deviate from this cherished tradition.
He stated that the state assembly comprised of members from different political parties who were united for the good and progress of the state, saying that in legislative business the members are one family.
Hon. Uba who is an old boy of the school urged the students to avail themselves of opportunities of their visit to update their knowledge of the workings of the assembly stating that the assembly as the law making organ of government is the engine of democracy.
The representative of Kyan Constituency further explained that the basic function of the Assembly was lawmaking and oversight functions to ensure that budgetary allocations to Ministries, Departments and Agencies, ( MDAs) were judiciously utilized, adding that the assembly does not award contracts but can lobby the executive for the execution of projects in their constituencies.
Responding, the Head Boy of the school, Iorom Daniel expressed gratitude to Hon. Uba for the gesture and audience and appealed to him to visit the school for interaction with the larger student population as a role model.
The Speaker announced a donation of a cow to the students and disclosed of his plan to erect a befitting gate at the school. The students witnessed the Tuesday’s plenary at the assembly before departure.