The Bayelsa State House of Assembly

Overview

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly was first inuagurated on June 2, 1999. Between 1999 and 2011, the house had had three conclusive assemblies of 4 years each. The House of Assembly of Bayelsa State is currently on the 3rd session of the 4th Assembly which will end June, 2015

Within this period under review, the House had produced six Speakers, viz:-

  • Rt. Hon. Heineken Lopkobiri
  • Rt. Hon. Peremobowei Ebebi
  • Rt. Hon. (Prince) Boyelayefa Debekeme
  • Rt. Hon. Werinipre Seibarugu
  • Rt. Hon. Nestor K. Binabo
  • Rt. Hon. Konbowei Friday Benson

The House had had two Acting Governors viz.

  • His Excellency Werinipre Seibarugu (2011)
  • His Excellency Nestor K. Binabo

The House had also produced the Deputy Governors in the state namely:

  • His Excellency Peremobowei Ebebi
  • His Excellency Werinipre Seibarugu

Between 1999 and 2013, the House had sucessfully passed a total of 133 Bills into Laws. These laws are impacting positively on the socio-economic development of Bayelsa State.

Notable among these laws are the following:

The House has passed over 200 Resolutions wihich are complementary to the efforts of the various executive dispensations in the state providing good governance, transparency and accountability of public office holders, as well as private and corporate individuals carrying out operations in the State.