…Appoint Askia Ogieh as DESOPADEC MD
By Festus Ahon
ASABA-DELTA State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, Thursday, forwarded to the State House of Assembly another set of 10 nominees for appointment as Commissioners and Members of the State Executive Council for screening and possible confirmation.
The names of the nominees were read on the floor of the House by the Speaker, Chief Shrrif Oborevwori during the plenary of the House.
The nominees as read out by the Speaker include; Mr Charles Ehiedu Aniagwu, Mr Ifeanyi Egwunyenga, Dr Mordi Anonye, Mr Ovie Oghoore, Prince Emmanuel Amgbaduba, Mrs Gbubemi Ikolo, Mr Matthew Tsekiri, Mr Christain Onogba, Mr Omamofe Pirah and Chief Henry Sakpra.
Okowa said the nomination was in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 192 (2) of the constitution of federal republic of Nigeria as amended.
The Governor said he would greatly appreciate if early action was taken to confirm the nominees to enable him effect the appointments in line with the constitution.
The House has directed the nominees to summit 35 copies of their curriculum vitae to reach the Clerk of the House before the end of Monday, 21st July 2019 and appear for screening on Tuesday 22 July 2019.
In a related development, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has forwarded 15 names for appointments into the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC to the State House of Assembly.
The Speaker, Chief Sherrif Oborevwori at the plenary read the letter from the Governor conveying the names of the nominee to the House.
The nominees include Chief Michael Diden, Chairman, Chief Askia Ogieh, Managing Director, Mr Shedrack Agediga, Chief John Nani, Chief Daniel Mayuku and Mr Leonard Anoka as Executive Directors.
Others include; Mr Griftson Omatsuli, Dr Paul Oweh, Chief Kent Okiemute, Mr Joyce Overah, Mr Anslem Nwokenye, Mr Paul Bebenimibo, Mr Ikechukwu Akozor, Chief Vincent Oyibode and Dr Ossai Samuel as members.
The Governor said the appointment followed the expiration of the Governing Board of the Commission and in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 7 (1) of the DESOPADEC law.
The nominees has been asked to summit 35 copies of his curriculum vitae to reach the Clerk of the House on or before Monday 22 July 2019 and appear for screening on Tuesday 23 July 2019.