Okowa forwards 2 bills to Delta Assembly

Posted by Osteen Oyibode, Asaba | 4 June 2015 | 2,780 times

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In keeping with the promise made minutes after his inauguration as Governor of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, Tuesday forwarded two bills to the State House of Assembly for necessary legislative actions.

The bills include a bill for a law to establish “'Delta State Capital Territory Development Agency” and a bill for a law to establish “Delta State Technical and Vocational Education Board” passed first readings on the floor of the house at its Tuesday plenary.

The motions for the first reading of the two bills were moved by the Majority Leader of the House, Hon Monday Igbuya, and were unanimously adopted.

The governor, had in his inaugural speech minutes after swearing in last Friday, announced his intention to within one week forward to the state legislature three executive bills, including the State Capital Development Agency bill and Technical and Vocational Education Board bill.

He also promised to give strength to the Delta State Oil Producing Development Commission, (DESOPADEC) law by restructuring the board and management in line with the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) model through an amendment.

Meantime, the House adopted a motion brought under matter of urgent public importance by the majority leader, Monday Igbuya, calling on Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to, as a matter of urgency, evacuate illegal occupants in the Sapele Main Market to enable the contractor working on the market project continue work on it.

Hon. Igbuya, who represents Sapele constituency, said the contractor handling the project for the state government was ready to complete the project but for the hiccups created by the illegal occupants.

Speaking in support of the motion, Sam Obi, Ika north East, Martin Okonta, Ika South, and Oboro Preyor, Bomadi, said it was wrong for people to forcefully allocate the shops to themselves even when work on the project were still ongoing.

They, therefore, stressed the need for immediate action in order not to further delay the completion of the market project.

The House adopted the recommendations of the report of the adhoc committee that investigated the allocation of lands in the state in the last four years.

•Photo shows Governor Okowa.

Source: News Express

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