DESOPADEC Board Gets 6 Months Tenure Extension


The Delta State House of Assembly has approved the request of the State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa for the extension of the current Board of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC) by six months.

The Governor’s approval was sequel to a letter sent to the House by the Governor and read by the Speaker, Honourable Sheriff Oborevwori who presided over Tuesday’s  plenary.


According to the letter, Governor Okowa said the current governing board of DESOPADEC had expired on the 27th August, 2018.

He said the request was in line with Section 7 sub section 2b of the DESOPADEC Amendment law 2018 and prayed the House by way of resolution to approve the extension of the tenure by six months.

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The Majority Leader,Honourable Tim Owhefere moved separate motions for the House to receive the request for further consideration and approval of the request and was seconded by Honourables Eriathake Ibori-Suenu and Peter Uviejitobor and adopted.

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