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Edo House raises 6-man transition c’ttee

By Gabriel Enogholase

BENIN—TO ensure a peaceful and smooth transition from the sixth to the seventh legislative assembly, Edo House of Assembly yesterday, constituted a six-man transition committee.

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Speaker of the House, Mr. Kabiru Adjoto, said the six-man committee is to be headed by Mr. Emmanuel Agbaje (APC Akoko-Edo II).

Other members of the committee are Ojo Asein (APC Owan West), Festus Edughele (Esan South-East), Kingsley Ugabi (APC Etsako East) and Nosayaba Okunbor (Orhionmwon East).

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He said Clerk of the House, Mr. Yahaya Omogbai, will serve as the secretary of the committee.

Meanwhile, the House during plenary adopted a resolution directing the state Civil Service Commission to reinstate Mr. Victor Lawani to enable him complete the mandatory years of service.

The resolution also directed the commission to pay Lawani all his entitlement from the day he was prematurely retired from service to date.

The adoption was sequel to consideration of the report on a petition by Lawani on his premature retirement, following jailbreak at the Children Correctional Centre, Ugbekun, in 2017.

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