By Favour Okafor
In line with its constitutional duty, the State House of Assembly on Thursday, screened and confirmed the nominees whose names where sent to the House by Governor Sheriff Oberevwori for appointment into Boards and Agencies of government.
The Speaker Honourable Emomotimi Guwor also read a letter from the State governor nominating Dr Godfrey Enita into the Delta State Bursary and Scholarship Board as Executive Secretary.
The House which dissolved itself into the Committee of the Whole, screened and confirmed the nominees in batches.
Those screened and confirmed where, Honourable Emmanuel Ighomena a none sitting member as Director- General, Lawrence Ejifor and Lawrence Eduje as Directors, for the Direct Labour Agency.
For the Board of the Delta Broadcasting Service DBS Asaba, Honourable Austin Chikeze also a non sitting member was screened as Chairman, while Amos Okoro, Paul Osahon and Vincent Okporua are members.
The House also screened and Confirmed Moses Odibo and Gladys Nkenchor, as Chairman and member of the Board of the Delta Broadcasting Service DBS Warri, as other members of the Board Efe Okodese, and David Oghenekevwe where absent.
Emmanuel Chinye, Matthew Edema, Felix Erhimedafe and Cosmos Igbenije where screened and confirmed for appointment as Chairman and members of the Delta State Waste Management Board DLA with Emmanuel Chinye as Chairman.
Smart Meka was cleared as Chairman for the Delta State Rural Development Agency, while Honourable Godwin Atose, Ejiro Okumagba, Tina Iwhuwhu and Henrietta Omagu are members. Chukutem Adibeli was absent.
Congratulating the nominees, Honourable Guwor charged them to live up to expectation and work in line with the M.O.R.E agenda.
For those absent for screening and confirmation, the Speaker charged them to appear before the House on Tuesday December 5
Also at plenary the 2024 Appropriation Bill was read the second time.
The Majority Leader Honourable Emeka Nwaobi who opened the debate said the Budget christened budget of Hope and Optimism, is geared to restore hope to Deltans, alleviate poverty, accelerate development in every sector of the economy, stimulate growth in the non-oil sector, enhance the business sector, create opportunity for all, and raise the productivity of labour.
He said the Bill is set to put Delta state on the road to greater achievements.
Other law makers who spoke in support of the Bill described the Budget proposal as development driven, geared towards speedy and well defined economic reforms.
They said the budget would not only curb wastage of resources but strategically pinpoint key areas of the economy that needing a boost.
The Speaker then refered the Bill to the House Committee of Finance and Appropriation to report back to the House on Wednesday December 13.
Meanwhile the Governor’s nominee into the Delta State Bursary and Scholarship Board, Dr Godfrey Enita, has been directed to submit 35 copies of his curriculum vitae to the clerk on or before December 4 and appear for screening December 5.