…..initiated by the majority leader and supported by the member representing Aniocha South constituency, Mr Isaac Anwuzia.
By Andrew Chika, Asaba
On Tuesday, the Delta House of Assembly granted the request of Governor Sheriff Oborevwori to appoint 20 Special Advisers (SAs) to support the state administration. The approval came after the Majority Leader of the Assembly, Mr Emeka Nwaobi, presented a motion during the Assembly’s plenary, which was presided over by the Speaker, Mr Dennis Guwor.
The governor had formally requested the Assembly’s approval for the appointment of these Special Advisers, and his letter was read during the plenary session. Oborevwori justified the request, stating that it aligned with Section 196, subsections 1-3 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended. He emphasized that the Special Advisers would play a crucial role in advancing the administration’s development agenda.
In addition, during the same session on Tuesday, the Assembly screened and confirmed the nominees for appointment into the Delta State Advisory Council on the Prerogative of Mercy. The governor had submitted the nominees for consideration the previous week. The motions for the screening and confirmation were initiated by the majority leader and supported by the member representing Aniocha South constituency, Mr Isaac Anwuzia.
The appointed nominees for the Advisory Council are Justice Celestina Ogisi (Rtd) as Chairman, Prof. Louis Ojogwu, Mr Alexander Neyin, Dr Iris Ibi, Mr Augustine Eseagwu, Mr Festus Onyaeju, and Mrs Uju Rosaline Monye.
The Speaker expressed appreciation for the successful screening and advised the nominees to ensure the swift delivery of justice in the state. The governor stated that the appointment became necessary due to the expiration of the previous members’ tenure and was made in accordance with the powers vested in him by Section 3, subsections 1, and 2 of the Advisory Council on the Prerogative of Mercy Law 2016.