On Tuesday, the Delta House of Assembly granted Governor Sheriff Oborevwori’s request to appoint 20 Special Advisers (SAs) to help oversee state administration.
Following a proposal made by the majority leader of the assembly, Mr. Emeka Nwaobi, in the assembly’s plenary, which was presided over by the speaker, Mr. Dennis Guwor, the governor’s request was approved.
During the Assembly’s plenary session, the governor’s letter asking for the Assembly’s consent for the appointment of the SAs was read.
According to Oborevwori, the request complied with section 196, subsection 1-3 of the Federal Republic of Nigeria’s Constitution as amended.
The governor who, said he would appreciate the House for early consideration of the request, explained that the Special Advisers would assist in driving the administration’s development agenda.
Also, the Assembly on Tuesday screened and confirmed the nominees for appointment into the Delta State Advisory Council on the Prerogative of Mercy as forwarded to it last week by the governor.
The motions for the screening and confirmation were moved by the majority leader and seconded by the member representing Aniocha South constituency, Me Isaac Anwuzia.
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The nominees are Justice Celestina Ogisi (Rtd) as Chairman, Prof. Louis Ojogwu, Mr Alexander Neyin, Dr Iris Ibi, Mr Augustine Eseagwu, Mr Festus Onyaeju, and Mrs Uju Rosaline Monye.
The speaker commended members for the successful screening and advised the nominees to put in their best in ensuring speedy delivery of justice in the state.
Oborevwori said the appointment followed the need for reconstitution of the Advisory Council as a result of the expiration of the tenure of members.
He explained that the appointment was in exercise of powers conferred on him by Section 3, subsection 1 and 2 of the Advisory Council on the Prerogative of Mercy Law 2016.
The speaker, also at Tuesday plenary, condoled with the family of the former Head of Service of the State, Dr Samuel Okpokpor, over his demise at the weekend.
The speaker prayed God to grant the family the fortitude to bear the lost and the soul of late former Head of Service, Dr Okpokpor entire rest..
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