The Delta State House of Assembly has approved a 15 day vacation request by the State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa.
The vacation request which was contained in a letter sent to the House, sought the approval of the House for a period of 15 days which has already begun since 26th June.
The House which reconvened today, June 28, 2017 after a two week recess, began legislative business with the reading of several letters from the State Governor.
The first was seeking the approval of the House for 15 days vacation commencing from 26th June to 12th July 2017.
Others were the introduction of 5 Executive Bills which includes, A Bill for a law to provide for public safety, crime detection & prevention in public places; A Bill to Provide for the establishment of the Delta State Trailer Parking Law; A Bill for a Law to provide for the Registration Motor Vehicle Mechanics and Spare Parts Dealers and Licensing of Motor Vehicle Mechanics in Delta State; A Bill for a Law to Regulate the Manufacturing and use of Deep Canoes(Cotonou Boats) in Delta State and A Bill for a Law to Establish Public Defender and its Function, Construction of Central Secretariat Complex.
The House unanimously approved Okowa’s vacation request and subsequently adopted the draft bills for further consideration.
Also at today’s plenary, the Delta State Cancer Control Agency Bill passed through second reading following a motion by the Sponsor of the Bill, Hon. Pat Ajudua and was seconded by Hon. Anthony Elekeokwuri. Thereafter, the bill was committed to an adhoc committee chaired by Hon. Alphonsus C. Ojo.