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Edo Assembly confirms 11 commissioner nominees

The Edo House of Assembly has confirmed 11 commissioner nominees sent to it by Governor Godwin Obaseki as commissioner designates in the state.

The nominees were screened and cleared by the House Committee on Rules, Business and Government House led by the Majority leader, Mr Henry Okhuarobo.

Governor Godwin Obaseki had in a letter dated September 28 and addressed to the speaker, Mr Marcus Onobun, requested the house to screen and confirm the nominees as commissioners in the state.

The Chairman of the Committee, Mr Henry Okhuarobo, presented the report of the Committee on the screened nominees to the House for consideration.

According to the Chairman of the Committee, the nominees are competent, relatively young and physically fit for the state assignment.

The Committee recommended that the nominees having been found to be eligible, be confirmed as commissioners in the state.

The House thereafter unanimously confirmed them as commissioners.

The Commissioner designates are Oluwole Osamudiamen lyamu, (SAN), Prof. Obehi Akoria, Dr Joan Oviawe, Mr Ethan Uzamere and Mr Monday Osaigbovo.

Others include Mrs Marie Edeko, Mr Joseph Eboigbe, Mr Moses Agbukor, Mrs lsoken Omo, Mr Andrew Emwanta and Mrs. Otse Momoh-Omorogbe.

In the same vain, the House also cleared and confirmed the nomination of Justice Joe Acha as the Chief Judge of the state.

The confirmation followed an application by the Majority Leader and Chairman, House Committee on Judiciary, Mr Henry Okhuarobo to that effect.

Majority leader, Mr Henry Okhuarobo and Deputy Whip, Mr Ephraim Eluebhosele as well as the member representing Akoko-Edo two, Mr Emmanuel Agbaje had said that the nominee was qualified and experienced to discharge the duties of Chief Judge of the state having acted as Chief Judge without hitches.

Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki had in a letter dated October 4, 2021 addressed to the speaker, appealed to the House to expeditiously consider the nominee and confirm him as Chief Judge of the state.

Reporting by Victor Adefemi, Adeniyi Bakare