The Delta State House of Assembly has approved the request of the State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa to proceed on Twenty–one (21) days leave.
The Governor’s request was contained in a letter to the House read by the Speaker , Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori who presided over plenary on Tuesday, April 2, 2019.
According to the letter, Governor Okowa initimated the House that he would be proceeding on Twenty–one (21) days leave which will form part of his 2019 annual vacation from Wednesday, 3rd April, to Tuesday, 23rd April, 2019.
The Governor wrote; “By this arrangement, I will resume the functions of my office on Wednesday, 24th April, 2019, while the remaining part of my annual vacation will be enjoyed later in the year”.
He said in accordance with section 190 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, as amended, His Excellency, Barrister Kingsley Otuaro, the Deputy Governor of Delta State, would perform the duties of his office as Acting Governor during the period of his absence on leave.
The Majority Leader Hon. Tim Owhefere moved a motion for the House to receive and accept the governor’s notice, seconded by Hon Festus Okoh and was adopted .