Monday, May 20, 2024

Amaewhule-led Assembly snubs Fubara, passes another bill


In a daring transfer showcasing its legislative autonomy, the Martins Amaewhule-led Rivers State Home of Meeting defied Governor Siminalayi Fubara’s veto and signed into regulation the Rivers State Public Procurement (Modification) Invoice, 2024, on Monday.

Initially handed by the Amaewhule-led Meeting on March 26, 2024, the invoice was ignored by Governor Fubara, who refused to signal it into regulation.

Nonetheless, emphasising the significance of securing taxpayers’ cash and stopping its misuse, the Amaewhule-led Meeting rallied behind the invoice’s targets throughout debates led by Majority Chief, Main Jack and Amaewhule.

Amaewhule criticised the governor’s reluctance to stick to due course of and warned of potential repercussions if such behaviour persists.

In an announcement made accessible to journalists and signed by the senior adviser to the Speaker, Martins Wachukwu, the Meeting’s resolution to enact the invoice into regulation, backed by a two-thirds majority vote as mandated by the structure, alerts a resolute stance towards government overreach and a dedication to legislative oversight.

In accordance with the assertion: “Thereafter, the Home, in accordance with the provisions of Part 100 (5) of the 1999 Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as altered, voted, and with a two-thirds majority vote, handed the invoice into regulation.”

Along with the passage of the Public Procurement (Modification) Invoice, the Amaewhule-led Meeting addressed urgent points throughout the state’s native authorities system, with Hon. Ignatius Onwuka highlighting the plight of Emohua Native Authorities Council employees, who’ve endured months with out pay attributable to administrative irregularities sanctioned by the governor.

The lawmakers additionally launched key payments geared toward enhancing the state’s power sector and streamlining native governance.

The assertion stated: “Additionally on Monday, the Home gave First Studying to the Rivers State Electrical energy Market Invoice, 2024, sponsored by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Martin Amaewhule.

“It’s a invoice for a regulation to repeal the Rivers State Electrical energy and Fuel Board Regulation CAP 50, Legal guidelines of Rivers State, 1999 and to enact the Rivers State Electrical energy Market Regulation to offer for electrical energy provide, its energy era, transmission and distribution inside Rivers State, to determine the Rivers State Electrical energy Fee for the enforcement of shoppers’ rights and obligations, and for related functions.

“Equally, the Rivers State Native Authorities (Consolidation) Invoice, 2024, was offered by the Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon. Dumle Maol, and skim for the primary time. The invoice seeks to consolidate all of the native authorities legal guidelines within the state for ease of reference.”

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