Delta Assembly Approves Oborevwori’s Request to Appoints 20 Special Advisers


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Delta State House of Assembly has approved Governor Sheriff Oborevwori’s request for the appointment of 20 Special Advisers for the services of the Delta State Government.

The Governor’s request, which was in consonance with the powers conferred on him by section 196, sub sections 1 to 3 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as altered, was contained in a message to the House read at plenary by the Speaker, Rt Hon Emomotimi Guwor.

Rt Hon Oborevwori, who said he would appreciate the House for early consideration of the request, explained that the Special Advisers would assist in driving his administration’s development agenda.

Also at plenary, the House 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 Governor Sheriff Oborevwori.

Motions for the screening and confirmation were moved by the Majority Leader, Hon Emeka Nwaobi, at the House Screening Committee of the Whole, chaired by the Speaker, Emomotimi Guwor.

Gallant reporters states that the confirmed nominees are retired Justices Celestina Ogisi, as Chairman, Prof Loius Ojogwu, Alexander Neyin, Dr Iris Jewo Ibi, Augustine Eseagwu, Festus Onyaeju, and Mrs Uju Rosaline Monye.

The Speaker, Rt Hon Emomotimi Guwor, commended members for the painstaking exercise and congratulated the nominees on their appointments.
Oborevwori had, in the letter conveying names of the nominees, said the appointment followed the need for reconstitution of the Advisory Council as a result of the expiration of the tenure of the former members.

He explained that the appointment was in exercise of the powers conferred on him by Section 3, subsection 1 and 2 of the Advisory Council on the Prerogative of Mercy Law 2016.

Meantime, the Speaker of the Delta State Assembly, Rt Hon Emomotimi Guwor, has, on behalf of the State Assembly, condoled the family of the former Head of Service, Dr Samuel Okpokpor, who passed away at the weekend.

Rt Hon Guwor also commiserated with the Oleh community, Isoko nation and the entire State Civil Service, over the sad incident.

The Speaker prayed God to grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss and the soul of late former Head of Service, Dr Samuel Okpokpor eternal rest.



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