Friday, 24 August 2018


To empower Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to extend the tenure of the current Board for not more than one year, the 2015 Law of the Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC, was amended by the DELTA State House of Assembly yesterday.

Moving motion for the amendment which was seconded by Mr. Daniel Mayuku and subsequently adopted by the House, Deputy Majority Leader of the House, Mr Oboro Preyor explained that the sections to be amended include Section 5 by deleting the word “Communities” and replacing it with “Areas.”

He said a new section was added Section 7 (2), which reads that the governor may through a request to the House of Assembly, extend the tenure of the Board for a period of not more than one year only.

To this end, Preyor moved for the suspension of Order 12 rule, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79 and 80 in order for the House to take the third reading and pass the bill and same was seconded by Mrs. Orezi Esievo.

The Speaker, Chief Sheriff Oborevwori who presided over plenary thanked members of the House for the timely attention given to the DESOPADEC amendment bill which was sent by the executive.

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