The Delta State House of Assembly has directed the State Local Government Service Commission to immediately reverse itself and reappoint one Mr. Ayama-Owei Apare as treasurer for the Patani Local Government Area’s slot.
Assembly Correspondent Nkem Nwaeke reports that House at its Tuesday’s plenary, also warned the Commission to, henceforth, desist from flouting the Rules in making appointments.
The directive and warning was Contained in a 18 paged report by the House Committee on Public Petitions that investigated the alleged misapplication of the State Governor’s directive that each Local Government Area in the State should have one treasurer and one Head of Personnel Management, HPM, in line with the federal character policy of the federal government.
The House at the plenary presided over by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori enjoined the Commission to ensure that it reversed itself with immediate effects, even as it directed its committee on Legislative Compliance headed by the Deputy Speaker, Ochor Christopher Ochor to follow up the directives.
The motion to that effect was moved by the Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Tim Owhefere and unanimously adopted through voice vote by the members.
The Speaker, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori commended the Public Petitions Committee headed by the Chief Whip, Hon Pat Ajudua for a detailed report, maintaining that the House must ensure that the Commission adhered strictly to the Assembly directive.
The House had on Thursday, 16th January 2020, received a petition from one Mr. Apare Ayama-Owei of the Finance and Supply Department, Unified Local Government Service, Delta State over alleged misapplication of the rules.
In the petition, he complained against his illegal removal as the substantive treasurer for the Patani Local Government Area slot and the appointment of Mr. B. O Etakebo in his place by the Delta State Local Government Service Commission.
The petitioner asked the State Legislature to direct the Commission to reverse itself and reappoint him as the substantive treasurer representing Patani Local Government area.