A proposed amendment for the Delta State Capital Territory Development Agency Law, 2015, on Tuesday passed first reading on the floor of the Delta State House of Assembly at a plenary presided over by the Speaker, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori,
The first reading followed the presentation of the bill by the Deputy Majority Leader, Hon. Oboro Preyor, seconded by the member representing Burutu I, Hon. Daniel Yingi.
The motion on the bill entitled ‘Delta State Capital Territory Development Agency Amendment bill, 2019’ was unanimously adopted.
The Second reading of the bill is slated for Thursday, May 2, 2019.
Meanwhile, a report on the Delta State Tenancy Bill, 2016 was presented by the Chairman, House Committee on Housing and Women Affairs, Hon. Orezi Esievo.
The lawmaker said the bill was read a second time on Thursday, September 24 2016, and was recommitted to the House Committee on Housing and Women Affairs on Tuesday, September 24, 2017.
According to her, the committee facilitated public hearings and sought recommendations from several stakeholder which informed the amendments and recommendations attached to the report.
The Deputy Major Leader, Hon Oboro Preyor, moved that the report be received by the house for further consideration and was seconded by the Chief Whip, Hon. Pat Ajudua.
Committee of Whole consideration of the bill is slated for Wednesday, May 8, 2019.
Earlier while welcoming members from the Easter break, the Speaker, Rt Hon Oborevwori said; “My dear Colleagues, as you all know, we are now at the last lap of the Sixth Assembly. In few weeks time, the curtain is going to be drawn on the Sixth Assembly. I implore us as always to put all hands on deck to ensure that together with the other two Arms of Government, we deliver on our electoral promises to the good people of our dear State. We should not leave any stone unturned as we come to the end of the Sixth Assembly. May I remind chairmen of Committees who are yet to submit reports on Bills referred to their Committees to turn in such reports to enable the House process them before the end of the Sixth Assembly”.