Delta State House of Assembly has confirmed the appointment of four nominees as Commissioners and Members of the State Executive Council.
The names of the nominees were forwarded to the House last week by the state Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa.
The nominees, now Commissioner designates, Hon Samuel Mariere, Sunday Onoriode, Chief Mike Okah and Godspower Asiuwhu, appeared for screening during Tuesday’s plenary of the House, presided by the Speaker, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori.
The motion for the screening of the nominees and their confirmation was moved by the Majority Leader, Ferguson Onwo, seconded by the Deputy Majority Leader, Oboro Preyor and adopted by the House.
Ruling under Special Privileges usually granted to non-sitting members of the House, the Speaker directed Hon Samuel Mariere to take a bow in recognition of his outstanding performance as a two-term member of the State Assembly.
While urging Hon Mariere who represented Ughelli North One Constituency between 2011 to 2019 to remain a good ambassador of the Legislature, the Speaker also granted Chief Sunday Onoriode the special privilege, of having served the party meritoriously as State PDP Organising Secretary.
The other two nominees, Chief Mike Okah and Godspower Asiuwhu also enjoyed the privilege as directed by the Speaker.
Also screened and confirmed was Dr Samuel Ossai for appointment into the board of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC and another, Mr Kelly Imoghenewe for appointment into the board of Delta State Internal Revenue Service.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa had in the letter forwarding the names for the nominees, said appointments were in the exercise of the relevant sessions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the respective laws of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission and the Delta State Revenue Service.