The Honourable member representing the wonderful people of Ika North-East State Constituency in the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon. Anthony Emeka Elekeokwuri has tremendously performed far above bars and beyond the expectations of his honourable colleagues.
As a first time member of the Assembly, Hon. Elekeokwuri in the past 18 months has positively affected the lives of his constituents and amplified the voice of Ika Nation in the hallowed chambers of DTHA.
Indeed, the farmer in Igbodo to the trader in Owanta can now boast of an effective and efficient representative in Hon. Anthony Emeka Elekeokwuri.
Here is a compendium of his achievements within the past year as compiled by his Media Assistant, Mr. Victor Iwekuba.
WOMEN EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME: This is a project that focuses on giving financial assistance to women in his constituency to start their own businesses. A total of fourteen (14) women have benefited from the programme so far.
STUDENTS FINANCIAL ASSSISTANCE SCHEME: Students Go-back to School financial assistance scheme for students of higher institutions in the constituency. Over forty two (42) students have benefited from the Scheme.
YOUTHS ENTREPRENURHSIP PROGRAMME: This is a youth empowerment scheme established for persons who have successfully completed their skill training in various fields of life in the constituency. A total of fourteen (14) youths have also benefited in this scheme.
YOUTHS AGRICULTURAL SCHEME: This program encourages youths to form and register a co-operative society which qualifies them to receive financial assistance to finance their farming projects. About twenty persons (20) youths are currently engaged in this program.
GRADING OF SEVENTEEN (17) EARTH ROADS: Hon. Anthony E. Elekeokwuri has in his first year graded seventeen earth roads across Ika North East Constituency.
LEGISLATIVE ACHIEVEMENTS BILLS DEBATED AND SUPPORTED: He debated and supported twenty one of the twenty three Bills received out of which 10 have been passed into law by the 6th Assembly.
The Bills are as follows;
Delta State Oil Producing Area Development Law (Amendment), 2015;
Delta State Contributory Health Commission Bill, 2015;
Delta State Bureau of Land Instrument preparation Charges Bill, 2015;
Delta State House of Assembly Service Commission Bill, 2015;
Delta State Community Service Bill, 2015;
Delta State Economic Planning Council (Amendment) Bill, 2015;
Delta State Public Procurement Commission (Amendment), Bill, 2015;
Delta State Agency for Control of HIS and AIDS Bill, 2015;
Delta State Appropriation Bill, 2016;
Delta State Structure for Signage and Advertisement Agency Bill, 2015;
Delta State Advisory Council on the Prerogative of Mercy Bill, 2016;
Delta State Security Trust Fund (Amendments) Bill, 2016;
Delta State Anti- Kidnapping Bill, 2016;
Delta State Anti-Terrorism and Anti- Cultism Bill, 2016;
Delta State Investment Development Agency Bill, 2016;
Delta State Scholarship Board Bill, 2016;
Delta State Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Bill, 2016;
Delta State Hotel and Restaurant Bill, 2016;
Delta State Administration of Criminal Justice Bill, 2015;
Delta State Technical and Vocational Education Board Bill, 2015;
Delta State Capital Development Agency Bill, 2015
MOTIONS: He has moved and supported many motions at plenary; one of such is the motion to include Ika Nation among the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC) BILL
SPONSORED: He is the lead sponsor of the Bill for a Law for the Administration of Criminal Justice which seeks to domesticate the administration of Criminal Justice Act in Delta State and this wonderful Bill was unanimously supported by his colleagues and has passed through its second reading. It is currently being handled by the House Committee on judicial matters.
OVERSIGHT FUNTIONS: He was chaired the joint Committee on Public Accounts/Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs that investigated the twenty five (25) local government councils in Delta State. This brought accountability and transparency in the local government councils.