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Delta Speaker, Guwor Commends Members, Media for Unwavering Support

Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Emomotimi Dennis Guwor has expressed appreciation to the mass media for consistently created visibility for the activities of the House.

Rt Hon Guwor gave the commendation in his opening remarks upon resumption of plenary by members after three weeks break for Easter celebration and the Eid-El-Fitr public holiday.

He said “I cannot thank enough the media that have consistently created visibility for the activities of the House”, even as he also commended the management and staff of the Assembly for their unflinching support and hard work.

Guwor who took time to explain the task before the House, expressed gratitude to Members for their unwavering support for the leadership, saying “I will continue to count on your cooperation and prayers”.

The Speaker noted that as critical stakeholders in the government of Delta State, they must take advantage of any available opportunity to advance and support the MORE Agenda of the Governor, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori, to berth the prosperity he promised Deltans.

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“Consequently and in line with the 8th Assembly Legislative Agenda, the bills, motions, resolutions and general actions of the House will be directed in support of completion of ongoing projects, building of critical infrastructure, human capital development, environmental sustainability, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMSE), Agriculture and its value chains, women and youth empowerment, digital technology and above all, peace and security.

“Distinguished colleagues, we have the duty to collectively ensure our people are protected from the economic malaise currently ravaging the country.

“We will therefore continue to collaborate with the Executive for social and economic interventions for our People, especially the weak and vulnerable among us.

“As we have resumed plenary, let us strive to conclude on all pending Bills and legislative measures before the end of the first session of the 8th Assembly”, Guwor stated.

The Speaker challenged his colleagues to always squeeze out time to engage constituents regarding government policies and programmes.

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Rt Hon Guwor had earlier delivered four messages from the Governor, announcing the nomination for appointments of three Deltans into his government and a bill for legislative actions.

The nominees are the immediate past Commissioner for Youth Development, Mr Ifeanyi Egwuyenga to serve as Chief Job and Wealth Creation Officer of the Delta State Job and Wealth Creation Bureau,

Mr Jude Emurotu, as member Delta State Independent Electoral Commission, DSIEC and Mr Edwin Ogidi-Gbebaje as chairman Delta State Bureau for Pensions.

The Speaker directed the nominees to on or before Monday 22 April, submit 35 copies of their curriculum vitae to the office of the Clerk and appear for screening on Tuesday next week.

The fourth letter seeks amendment of the Delta State Structures for Signage and Advertisement Agency Law of 2015.

Governor Oborevwori said the amendment had become necessary in order to enhance collaboration between the State and Local Government Councils on administration and revenue collection from signage and advertisements in the State.

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Also at plenary a seven member committee headed by the Majority Leader of the House, Emeka Nwaobi was inaugurated by the Speaker to oversee activities to mark the first anniversary of the 8th Assembly.

Other members of the Committee include, the Minority Leader, Edafe Emakpor, Hon Charles Emetulu, Bino Owhomano, Marylyn Okowa-Daramola, Perkins Umukoro and Fred Martins, while the Acting Clerk of the House will serve as Secretary.

The House received the report of it Committee on Public Petitions led by the Member Representing Ughelli North 1 Constituency, Hon Matthew Omonade on alleged unlawful dismissal of one Mr Ugorchukwu Solomon from the Delta State Civil Service Commission.

The House adopted recommendations of the Committee that the that the Assembly should discountenance the petition for lack of merit.

It also uphold and affirm the decision of the Civil Service Commission, and bare the petitioner from bringing the petition again before the State Assembly.

The House adjourned plenary to Tuesday next week.

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