Delta Assembly Confirms Four Okowa Commissioner Nominees

the Assembly Delta House confirmed on Tuesday the appointment of four commissioner candidates presented by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as members of the State Executive Council. This followed the adoption of a motion by House Majority Leader Ferguson Onwo during the plenary session in Asaba. The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) reports that Mr. Okowa sent the list of nominees to the chamber for confirmation on June 28. The nominees were Samuel Mariere, Sunday Onoriode, Chief Mike Okah and Godspower Asiuwhu. The chairman, Sheriff Oborevwori, who chaired the session, said one of the nominees, Mariere, is a former House lawmaker. Mr Mariere represented the Ughelli North I constituency between 2011 and 2019. Mr. Oborevwori directed that Mr. Mariere should enjoy the special privileges generally accorded to members of the House who are not seated to bow in recognition of his outstanding performance as a two-term legislator in the chamber. It also gave Mr. Onoriode the special privilege, having meritoriously served the party as Organization Secretary of the State Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP). The other two nominees, Messrs. Okah and Asiuwhu, also enjoyed the privilege at the direction of the Speaker. Accordingly, the Majority Leader moved to confirm the nominees. The motion, which was unanimously adopted by lawmakers when put to a voice vote by the speaker, was seconded by Deputy Majority Leader Mr. Oboro Preyor. Also in the plenary session on Tuesday, the Chamber confirmed the appointment of Samuel Ossai as a member of the board of the Delta State Oil-Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC). The chamber also confirmed the appointment of Kelly Imoghenewe as a member of the Delta State Internal Revenue Service board. Also on the floor, the House held the second reading of the Delta State Administrative Procedures Bill with Majority Leader Ferguson Onwo leading debates on the bill’s merits. The Majority Leader described the bill as apt and harmless as it would promote transparency and good governance and advance the fortunes of the state. ALSO READ: I lost my WASC certificate, but I had a good result – Okowa Mr. Onwo, who praised Mr. Okowa for introducing the bill that sought to open administrative procedures in the state, emphasized that the law will deepen the democratic process in the state. Also speaking in favor of the bill, Reuben Izeze, representing the Ughelli South constituency, said the bill would bring good governance to people’s doorsteps. Mr. Izeze, who also praised the governor for his foresight in sending the bill to the House, said modern democracy was being introduced to the state. House Chip Whip Pat Ajudua said the bill would promote transparency, accountability, efficiency, order and the rule of law in the state. Additionally, Chip Whip MP Solomon Ighrakpata said the bill would help address certain issues in the smooth running of government ministries, agencies and departments (MDA), which are key government organs. Accordingly, the bill was referred to the House Joint Committee on Rules and Business and Special Bills for consideration by the Speaker. (YAYA) Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Delta Assembly Confirms Four Okowa Commissioner Nominees