May 21, 2024

Rivers Assembly screens, confirms eight as commissioners designate

Rivers Assembly

By Davies Iheamnachor

 The Rt. Hon. Victor Oko-Jumbo led Rivers State House of Assembly has screened and confirmed eight Commissioner Designates as members of the State Executive Council.

This was  following a letter  from Governor Siminalayi Fubara which was read by Speaker Oko-Jumbo today on the floor of the house requesting that the nominees be screened and confirmed by the assembly.

They nominees are, Prince Charles Bekee, Mr. Collins Onunwo, Mr. Solomon Eke, Engineer  Basoene Josua Benibo and Dr. Peter Medee.

Others are Mr. Elloka Tasie Amadi, Mr. Tambari Sydney Gbara and Dr. Ovy Orluideye Chinedum Chukwuma.

The nominees while fielding questions from the lawmakers said they will bring their wealth of experience into the administration of the state Governor.

Mr. Solomon Eke, Engineer Basoene Joshua Benebo, Dr Peter Medee and Prince Charles Bekee in their separate responses said they will bring value and transformation into the system.

However, the Leader of the House, Sokari Goodboy Sokari, pleaded with the house to confirm the nominees since most of them have served in various capacities in the State.

He then moved a motion for closure of debate on the screening which was seconded by the Deputy Speaker Adolphus Timothy Orubienimigha.

The Speaker, Oko-Jumbo based on the motion divided the house through a voice note and members unanimously voted for the confirmation.

Oko-Jumbo, however, commended the Executive Governor of Rivers State for his achievements so far in the State, noting that he has carried out laudable projects that has transversed the State.

He also called on the Governor to remain focused and continue to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people, who elected him.

Victor Oko-Jumbo- assured the governor of the Assembly’s support in ensuring that he has an unhindered tenure.