Delta house of assembly screens, confirms 7 commissioner nominees

The Delta State House of Assembly on Thursday, July 11, 2019, confirmed the additional seven nominees for appointment as Commissioners and Members of the Delta State Executive Council.

The confirmation of the nominees whose names were forwarded last Tuesday by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa followed the successful screening of the nominees at plenary, presided over by the Speaker, Rt Hon Sherrif Oborevwori.

Those screened and had their appointments confirmed include, Rt. Hon. Martin Okonta, Sir Fidelis Tilije, Engr. Lawrence Ejiofor, Chief Barry Pere Gbe, Hon Julius Egbedi, Mr Churchill Amagada and Olorogun Arthur Akpowowo.

The nominees were introduced by the respective Lawmakers representing them in the hallowed chamber.

First to be screened was Rt Hon Martins Okonta from Ika South who was asked to take a bow and leave as former Speaker of the Delta State House and also a one time Deputy Majority Leader of the House.

Immediately followed were Engr. Lawrence Ejiofor, from Aniocha South, Chief Barry Pere Gbe, from Bomadi and Hon Julius Egbedi, from Sapele Local Government Area.

Besides Engr Lawrence Ejiofor who was asked a question as regards his days as a Senior Special Assistant to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, others were given the privilege to take a bow and leave.

Sir Fidelix Tilije from Ukwuani and former Commissioner for Water Resource was also asked to take a bow and leave having been screened by the house in the last political dispensation in line with the application made by the Majority Leader of the House, Hon Tim Owhefere.

Mr Churchill Amagada from Isoko South and Olorogun Arthur Akpowowo, from Ethiope East, were also given the privilege to bow and go following applications made by the Majority Leader, Tim Owhefere and Minority Leader, Hon Innocent Andi respectively.

The confirmation of the seven nominees followed a motion to that effect by the Majority Leader, Hon Tim Owhefere, seconded by the Deputy Majority Leader, Hon Oboro Preyor and unanimously adopted.

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