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Edo Assembly clears 15 commissioner-nominees

Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Mr Marcus Onobun during plenary

The Edo State House of Assembly has held its valedictory session to mark the end of the seventh assembly.

Before the valedictory session, the House passed four bills and confirmed 15 nominee commissioners.

The bills passed are: bill aimed at making provision for the emolument of elected political office-holders and public officials, 2023; bill for providing for the pension rights of the Governor and Deputy Governor, 2023.

Others are: bill providing for sanitation, pollution and waste management, and bill to establish the unified local government agency.

The speaker, Marcus Onobun listed the 15 Nominee commissioners that have been confirmed to include: Christopher Nehikhare, Monday Osaigbovo, Isoken Omo, Joan Oviawe, Ethan Uzamere, Stephen Idehenre, Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi and  Patrick Unaseru.

Others are: Samuel Alli, Adeze Aguele-Kalu, Kingsley Uwagbale, Uyi Oduwa Malaka, Joshua Omokhodion, Ojeifoh Enaholo and Christabel Omo Ekwu.

Meanwhile, the house, during plenary, approved the request of Governor Godwin Obaseki to obtain N3.5 billion contract and asset finance Auto-Loan facility.

According to the governor, N2 billion will be used for the procurement of hospital equipment for the Stella Obasanjo hospital and N1.5 billion for the procurement of vehicles for the  24 incoming legislators and the state chief Judge.

Thereafter, the speaker, Mr Onobun, who opened the floor for the valedictory session, announced that the Seventh Edo State House of Assembly had passed 54 bills, with 48 of them receiving the Governor’s assent. It had also passed 118 resolutions, he added.

Reporting by Victor Adefemi; Editing by Daniel Adejo and Tony Okerafor