Rivers Speaker Reveals Crack Between Legislature, Executive, Confirms Nine Commissioner Nominees
Nelson Chidiebere, Port Harcourt
The speaker of Rivers State House of Assembly, Martin Amaewhule has revealed that there are still cracks in the relationship between the legislative and Executive arms of government in the state despite the implementation of the presidential Peace Pact by the executive.
Amaewhule, while commenting on the working relationship between the Rivers State House of Assembly and Government House, condemned in strong terms the recalcitrant and discourteous behavior of staff of Government House towards receiving mail emanating from the Assembly.
He made this known on Wednesday, at the 92nd Legislative Sitting, after the lawmakers screened and confirmed the nomination of Professor Zacchaeus Adangor, Dr. Jacobson Nbina, Dr. Gift Worlu, Mrs. Inimefien Aguma, Egnr. Chukwuemeka Woke, Prof Chinedu Mmom, Dr Dakorinama Kelly-George, Isaac Kamalu, Esq., and Mr Ben Chioma as commissioners and members of the Rivers State Executive Council.
This was sequel to a letter read on the Floor of the House, which was forwarded to the House by the Governor of the State, Siminialayi Fubara, praying the House to screen and confirm the nominees, according to Section 192 of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.
However, Amaewhule, who seemed not to be pleased with those within the Government House warned that if such factiousness and spite continue, the Assembly will cease to receive correspondence from the Governor.
He added that Resolutions of the House are religiously transmitted to the office of the Governor, but staff of the Government House often decline to receive such Resolutions.
However, the lawmakers accordingly screened and confirmed all the nominees.