…receives more nominees for appointment

Delta State House of Assembly on Friday passed an a supplementary budget of N166.5 billion into law. The passage of the bill at plenary was sequel to the second reading of the bill.

Leading the debate on the bill, the Majority Leader, Hon. Emeka Nwaobi, said the additional supplementary budget sent to the assembly for approval by Governor Sheriff Oberevwori was necessary to enable the state governor deliver on his MORE Agenda for all Deltans.

Nwaobi explained that the budget comprised N46,386,741,975 for recurrent expenditure and N120,200,000,000 for capital expenditure, making a total N166,586,741,975.00.

The Aniocha South lawmaker commended Governor Oborevwori for notifying the house of the increase in revenue generated in the state.

Other lawmakers who added their voices to the supplementary bill, including the Chief Whip, Hon. Pekins Umukoro, Hon. Emmanuel Sinebe, Hon. Charles Emetulu, and Hon. Ferguson Onwo, all agreed that the additional supplementary budget was geared towards creating more development as well as enabling the government to complete ongoing projects across the state and initiate new ones.

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The house has equally received names of nominees for the constitution of the Delta State Capital Territory Development Agency, and Warri/Uvwie and Environs Special Areas Development Agency from Governor Oborevwori.

The nominee list was sent to the house through a letter from the governor, read on the floor of the house by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Emomotimi Guwor.

The nominees for Asaba Capital Territory Development Agency are Hon. Dr Emmanuel Okoro as Chairman, Chief Patrick Uka as Director General, Chukuedo Chekube, Mr Ogaga Akpomedaye, and Mrs Endurance Ibru as members.

The Warri/Uvwie and Environs Special Area Development Agency has Dr Joseph Otumara as Chairman, Hon Chief Godwin Ejiyenre as Director General, while Mr Isaac Itobi, Omoregie Stanley, and Mrs Mary Osiomwa are members.

The speaker said all nominees should submit 35 copies of their CV to the Office of the Clerk on or before Monday, 11th September 2023 and appear for screening on Tuesday, 12th September 2023.