ASABA/Nigeria: Deputy Chief Whip and Member Representing Uvwie Constituency in the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon (Chief) Solomon Ighrakpata has stressed the need for active involvement of the younger generation in nation building.
Hon Ighrakpata stated this in his office at the State House of Assembly Complex in Asaba, when he received in audience the leadership of the Student Representative Council of the Petroleum Training Institute, PTI, Effurun, Uvwie local government area.
The leadership of the Student Representative Council, according to the Lawmaker, were in the State Assembly to observe the plenary of the House as part of efforts to sharpen their skills in legislating for the Student Union Government of the institute.
Hon Ighrakpata who was delighted with the manner the young students lawmakers comported themselves all through the Tuesday’s business of the state legislature at the hallowed chamber, said their determinations to learn was gratifying and commendable.
The Deputy Chief Whip explained that the legislature remains the key to any democratic governance, including the Student Union Government, emphasizing that there would be no democracy without the legislature, hence the need for the legislative arm of any government to play it part effectively and efficiently.
“As future leaders you have prominent roles to play in achieving a great nation. Some of you will end up as legislators. Amongst the three arms of government (the legislature, Executive and Judiciary), the legislature is at the top due to it key role in democratic governance which every society yearn for. So you must be of good conduct, remain focused, perform your duties effectively and be role models to the younger ones”, Ighrakpata stated.
The Lawmaker who doubles as the Chairman, House Committee on Special Duties, promised to remain supportive to ventures that promote youth development and empowerment.
The Speaker of the Students Representative Council, PTI, Effurun, Samuel Emmanuel Edoho, who led the delegation, said the visit to observe the plenary of the Delta State House of Assembly was very impactful and educative.
While thanking Hon Ighrakpata for facilitating the visit and the Speaker, Rt Hon Sherrif Oborevwori for the approval, Mr Edoho explained further that great values have been added to their desire for effective and sound legislative arm in the student union government of the institute.
Mr Edoho assured that they will remain good ambassadors of the younger generation and appealed for continued support whenever the need calls for it.
The Deputy Chief Whip, Hon Solomon Ighrakpata later led the visiting students legislators to the Speaker’s office to say “thank you” to him.