The amendment schedule was to insert in the principal law “Beneku”, under the column for clans in Ndokwa East local government area and include Eze-Ndem of Beneku kingdom under the column for Traditional Rulers.

The motion for the third reading of the bill came immediately after the House Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs that scrutinized the amendment bill had submitted the report, which was adopted for further legislative actions.     The Chairman of the Committee, Hon Felix Anira said members had met and examined the bill and proposed amendments for the consideration of the house.

The Speaker, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori, commended members for their work on the amendment bill.

Meantime, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Tuesday asked the House to confirm the appointment of Morris Ochuko Idiovwa as the Director General, Delta State Local Content Agençy. The letter forwarding the name of the nominee was read at plenary by the Speaker, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori.

Dr Okowa in the letter said the nomination was in line with section 10, sub section 1 of the Delta State Local Content Agençy Law as well as to ensure smooth take off of the agency for effective service delivery.

In a related development, the House also received a letter from Governor Ifeanyi Okowa containing the nomination of Chief Nkem Okwuofu and four others as Chairman and members of the Civil Service Commission. They include Roseline Amioku, Olumami Oyibo, Lawrence Pemu and Michael Oputa.    The governor is seeking the consideration of the House for the confirmation of the appointments, disclosing that the tenure of the board had expired on 30th of September 2020.  The Speaker directed all the nominees to forward their credentials to reach the Clerk of the House on or before Monday, 16th November and appear for screening on Tuesday, 17th November 2021.

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