By Festus Ahon
ASABA—SPEAKER of Delta State House of Assembly, Chief Sheriff Oborevwori, yesterday, constituted the long awaited Standing Committees of the House with Chief Dennis Omovie emerging as Chairman, House Committee on Establishment, Ethics and Privileges; Prince Eric Oharisi, Chairman, Science and Technology, and Mr Samuel Mariere, Chairman, Water Resources.
Other committee chairmen are: Daniel Mayuku, DESOPADEC; Alphonsus Ojo, Health; Anthony Elekeokuri, Public Accounts; Eriateke Ibori-Suon, Finance and Appropriations; Evans Ivwurie, Works; Angela Nwaka, Education; Edna Esievo, Housing and Women; Kennedy Daubry, Special Duties; Peter Onwusanya, Asaba Development Agency; and Daniel Yingi, Environment, Oil and Gas.
Others are Monday Igbuya, Art and Culture; Peter Uviejitobor, Lands, Survey and Urban Development; Johnson Erijo, Power and Energy; Efe Ofobruku, Transport; and Emeke Nwaobi, Youth and Sports Development.
Others include Michael Diden, Peace and Security; Azuka Azaka, Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs; Rueben Izeze, Business, Rules and Judicial Matters; Pat Ajudua, Inter Parliamentary; Festus Okoh, Commerce and Industry; Shola Diabo, Agriculture and Natural Resources; Oboro Preyor, Urban Renewal; Friday Osanebi, Committee on Legislative Compliance; Mr Tim Owhefere, Information and Timi Tonye, Public Petition.
Speaking shortly after announcing the committees composition, Oborevwori charged the chairmen and members to be up and doing by ensuring peace, development and good governance of the state.
Congratulating them on their appointments, the Speaker said that the standing committees were an integral part of the legislature, particularly in the area of oversight functions and enjoined the committees not to fail in that regards.
Oborevwori also urged ministries, agencies and parastatals to give the committees the desired cooperation.
Bill to establish DSIEC passes first reading
Meanwhile, a bill for a law to establish the Delta State Independent Electoral Commission, DSIEC, after the repeal of the former law has passed first reading on the floor of the House.
Also read for the first time at plenary was a bill for a law to amend the Delta State Local Government Law 2013. The second readings of the two bills had been slated for next Tuesday and Wednesday respectively.