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Delta Assembly Consititutes Ad- Hoc Committee to Review Delta State Customary Court Law

…As Committee Submits Report on the Management of Funds Accruing to Delta State Judiciary from Consolidated Revenue Fund.

Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori has constituted a 3 man ad hoc Committee to review the Delta State Customary Court Law 2019.

The members of the ad-hoc Committee are the Majority Leader, Hon Tim Owhefere as Chairman, Hon Pat Ajudua and Hon Charles Oniyere as members.

The term of reference for the ad-hoc committee is to look into the Repealed Customary Court Law cap 25 laws of Delta State 2016, the Customary Court Bill, 2017, the Report of the House Committee on Rules, Business, Legal and Judicial Matters on the Customary Courts Bill 2017 and the Customary Court Bill passed and assented to on May 16, 2019.

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The ad-hoc committee is expected to submit it’s report in two weeks.

Also at plenary, the House received the report of the ad-hoc Committee on the bill  for a law to provide for the management of Funds accruing to the Delta State Judiciary from the Consolidated Revenue Fund of Delta State to ensure accountability, transparency, effective and efficient utilisation of fund and for other matters connected there with.

Pat Ajudua

Hon. Pat Ajudua, Chip Whip, Delta State House of Assembly


Presenting the report, Hon Pat Ajudua said the Committee scrutinised the proposed provisions of the bill clause by clause.

She said all opinions and concerns expressed by stakeholders during the public hearing were  also considered in making amendments submitted in the committee’s final draft.

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Hon  Ajudua who is also the Chief Whip of the House expressed hope that the report would assist the House in making and providing the required legal framework for the effective and efficient management of the funds accruing to the Delta State Judiciary from the consolidated revenue fund of Deltans State.

Tim Owhefere

Hon Tim Owhefere, Majority Leader, Delta State House of Assembly Speaking at Plenary

Thereafter, the Majority Leader, Hon Tim Owhefere moved for the House to receive the report for further consideration and was seconded by Hon  Emomotimi Guwor and adopted.

The consideration of the report at the Committee of the Whole has been slated for Thursday September 5, 2019

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