DTHA Screens And Confirms 7 Commissioner Nominees.

By Onwordi Ngozi Fortune.

The Delta State House of Assembly today Thursday, 11 July, 2019, screened and confirmed seven nominees for appointment as Commissioners and Members of the Delta State Executive Council.

The nominees whose names where forwarded to the house on Tuesday by His Excellency, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, were screened and confirmed during plenary, presided over by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Sherrif Oborevwori.

Those nominees include former Speaker of DTHA Rt. Hon. Martin Okonta, Sir Fidelis Tilije, Engr. Lawrence Ejiofor, Chief Barry Pere Gbe, Hon Julius Egbedi, Mr Churchill Amagada and Olorogun Arthur Akpowowo.

The nominees were INTRODUCED to the house by the Lawmaker representing their Constituencies at the hallowed chamber.

The exercise which started around 11.30a.m began with Rt Hon. Martins Okonta from Ika South who was given the privilege to now and go, having served as a former Speaker of the House and also as Deputy Majority Leader of the House.
The proceedings were followed by the screening of the nominees who were called out in trios.

Engr. Lawrence Ejiofor, from Aniocha South, Chief Barry Pere Gbe, from Bomadi and Hon Julius Egbedi, from Sapele Local Government Area were first screened.

Aside from the former Senior Special Assistant to Gov. Okowa, Engr. Lawrence Ejiofor was grilled by Hon. Reuben from Ughelli South regarding his role as SA as it relates to the SMART agenda of the State Governor, the remaining duo were given the privilege to take a bow and leave.

Continuing, Sir Fidelix Tilije from Ukwuani who former Commissioner for Water Resource was instructed to take a bow and go.

Mr Churchill Amagada from Isoko South and Olorogun Arthur Akpowowo, from Ethiope East were also given the privilege to bow and go following applications made by the Majority Leader, Tim Owhefere and Minority Leader, Hon Innocent Anidi respectively.

The motion for the confirmation of the seven nominees was moved by the Majority Leader, Hon Tim Owhefere and seconded by the Deputy Majority Leader, Hon Oboro Preyor before it was unanimously adopted by the house.

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