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Commissioners: Delta Assembly screens, confirms 17 nominees –

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The Delta State House of Assembly on Tuesday screened and confirmed the appointments of 17 Commissioner-nominees forwarded to it by the State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa.

Recall that Okowa, following the dissolution of his cabinet on May 18, 2021, had on June 17, 2021 forwarded the names of 18 nominees to the State House of Assembly for appointment as commissioners.

One of the nominees and former Commissioner for Finance in the state, Sir Fidelis Tilije, was absent during plenary where others were screened and confirmed on Tuesday in Asaba.

Those screened and confirmed by the assembly, presided over by the Speaker, Chief Sheriff Oborevwori, included Charles Aniagwu, immediate past Commissioner for Information; Dr. Barry Gbe, former Commissioner for Economic Planning; and Julius Egbedi, ex-Commissioner for Agriculture.

Others were Lawrence Ejiofor, former Commissioner for Culture and Tourism; Ifeanyi Egwuyenga, former Commissioner for Youths Development; Chief Arthur Akpowowo, former Commissioner for Urban Renewal; and Chief Festus Ochonogor, former Commissioner for Housing.

Flora Alanta, former Commissioner for Women Affairs; Churchill Amagada, former Commissioner for Lands; and Chris Onogba, former Commissioner for the Environment, were also screened and confirmed for appointment as Commissioners and members of the State Executive Council.

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Similarly, Jonathan Ukodhiko, Evelyn Oboro, Noel Omordon, Rose Esenwu, Princess Shola Ogbemi-Daibo, Kate Oniawan and Johnbull Edema were also screened and confirmed for appointment as Commissioners.

The motion for the confirmation of the nominees was moved by the Deputy Majority Leader of the House, Oboro Preyor, and seconded by the Deputy Speaker, Christopher Ochor.

Also at plenary, the Assembly screened and confirmed the appointment of nine secretaries to Local Government Councils in the State.

The motion for the confirmation of the appointees was moved by the Deputy Majority Leader and seconded by the Minority Leader, Innocent Anidi.

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