Journalists Cannot Be Stopped From Covering The House-DTHA

  The Delta State House of Assembly has debunked a social media report that journalists were prevented from gaining entrance into the public gallery during plenary. The Majority Leader and Chairman, House Committee on Information, Hon Tim Owhefere who stated this while addressing newsmen in his office in Asaba, said the allegation was not a true reflection of the situation in the state legislature. Hon Owhefere, flanked by the Deputy Majority Leader, Hon Oboro Preyor, explained that the novel Covid-19 pandemic had forced the leadership of the house to adopt…

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COVID -19: DELTA PROPOSED REVISED BUDGET PASSES SECOND READING IN ASSEMBLY

The proposed revised budget of the Delta state government for the 2020 financial year has passed second reading on the floor of the state House of Assembly. The total budget of the state for 2020 fiscal year is now #279,784,088,045.00  (Two hundred and seventy nine billion,  seven hundred and eighty four million,  eighty eight thousand and forty five naira ) only, of the earlier approved budget of  #395, 475,393, 669.00 (Three Hundred and Ninety five billion,  four hundred and seventy five million, three hundred and ninety three thousand, six hundred and…

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Oborevwori Condoles His Political Adviser, Eto Over Sister’s Death

  The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori has commiserated with  his Political Adviser, (POLAD), Chief  Matthias Eto, on the death of his immediate younger sister, Mrs. Maria Emonido ( nee Eto ). In a Press Statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Dennis Otu, on Thursday in  Asaba, the Speaker, described  late Mrs Maria Emonido, a retired Chief Health Assistant of the Delta State Health Management Board as God-fearing  and hardworking woman who raised her children in high moral. According to him, it…

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May Day :  You Are Partners In Progress, Dependable, Diligent, Oborevwori Tells Workers

  The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori has felicitated with  Nigerian workers on the occasion of the  Labour Day Celebration, imploring them to observe the safety health protocol of regular hand washing with soap, use of alcohol-based hand sanitiser, social/ physical distancing and the use of face mask. In a Press Statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Dennis Otu, the Speaker, while specifically congratulating all workers in Delta State, said that  this year Workers’ Day was  being marked under a very difficult…

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DELTA ASSEMBLY RESUMES PLENARY, PASSES TWO BILLS

  The Delta State House of Assembly has passed two bills on resumption of plenary after a compulsory six weeks break over the Coronavirus pandemic. The bills are the Delta State Fiscal Responsibility Amendment   Bill and the Delta State Public Procurement Bill 2020. The  House at plenary on Thursday, April 30, 2020  also received a letter from the State Governor, Senator  Ifeanyi Okowa which contained a bill for a law establishing the Delta State Internal Revenue Service and its Board. Opening debate on the Delta State Fiscal Responsibility Amendment…

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Covid-19: Keep Hope Alive, Oborevwori Urges Nigerians At Easter, Condoles Family Of Deceased

  The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori has  urged Nigerians to continue to pray for the country and  keep hope alive amid  a world terrified by the  COVID –19 pandemic. In his Easter Message, the Speaker said that Jesus Christ laid down his life for mankind and He is the reason for the season. In a Press Statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Dennis Otu, the Speaker stated  that the whole world was  celebrating Easter in an unusual way this year, imploring…

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Delta Assembly Places High Premium On Its Workforce- Oborevwori

  The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori has said that the House places high premium on its  workforce. Speaking at a send off party  ceremony of retired staff of the Assembly on Monday, March 9, 2020, the Speaker disclosed that in order to sustain a knowledge based bureaucracy in the Legislature, the Leadership of the Assembly has prioritized capacity building of the staff. According to him; “We will continue to encourage training and retraining of staff of the Assembly. Our ultimate goal is…

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 Delta Speaker, Oborevwori Appoints Eto As Political Adviser

  The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori has appointed Hon. ( Sir ) Matthias O. C. Eto as his   Political  Adviser. Chief  Press Secretary to the Speaker, Mr Dennis Otu said in a statement that the  Political Adviser  who    hails from  Oleh,  Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta, served between  2005 and  2007 as  first Member of the Federal College of Education  ( Technical ), Potiskum,  Yobe State. Hon Eto, a Consummate Politician  also served between 2012 and 2018 as…

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Oborevwori Congratulates Okowa On Emergence As Chairman Of South South Governors’ Forum 

  The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori has congratulated the State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa on his emergence as Chairman of South South Governors’ Forum. The Speaker said that he was not surprised on the emergence of the  Governor as the Chairman of South South Governors’ Forum, describing it as a welcome development. In a Press Statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Dennis Otu, Rt Hon Oborevwori said that;  “I was so elated when I heard the news of our dynamic…

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Delta Local Content Agency Bill Passes Second Reading

  The Delta State Local Content Agency Bill, 2019 on Tuesday  passed second reading on the floor of the State House of Assembly. The proposed law makes it compulsory for companies and contractors operating in the state to engage fifty percent of its workers from within the state. Opening debate on the Local Content Agency Bill, the Majority Leader, Hon Tim Owhefere said apart from creating jobs the Agency has the mandate to help prospective investors source for skilled manpower from among the locals. He said the bill if passed…

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