Edo Assembly Approves Obaseki’s Request to Appoint 12 SAs

Edo State House of Assembly has given a nod to Governor Godwin Obaseki’s request to appoint 12 Special Advisers.
This is coming after more than four months Obaseki was inaugurated as Edo State Governor.
His inauguration took place on Nov. 12, 2016.
The approval which was given at plenary on Tuesday, was sequel to the request letter signed by the Governor and dated April 3.
The Majority Leader of the House (Owan East constituency), said the Governor had been thorough in his selection of nominees to hold key positions in the State.
On his part, the Speaker, Justin Okonoboh, noted that the appointment of the 12 Special Advisers would enhance governance in the State.
Meanwhile, the House has also approved the appointment of Raphael Okhani, Egbe Godwin, Efosa Edenene, Frank Osazuwa and Jona Ifada as Chairman and member of the Edo House of Assembly Service Commission.
The approval for the appointment of the nominees followed the expiration of the tenure of the former members of the Commission on March 20, 2017.
The Speaker, Okonoboh, thereafter directed that clean copies of the approval be sent to the Governor for his accent.
Also, a Bill to amend the provisions for the establishment of Edo State Cickle Cell Centre Law 2005, was Tuesday passed by the Edo State House of Assembly.
The new law provides that the Cickle Cell Centre shall now commence 24 hours services to enable patients access comprehensive and affordable health care services.
The passage of the Bill follows legal battles and protests by Cickle Cell sufferers that lasted for several months.
The law also provides that the Centre shall now be headed by a Chief Medical Director (CMD), in place of an administrative secretary.
The Majority Leader of the House had moved the motion for the House to dissolve into the Committee of the whole to consider the Bill, while Mrs. Elizabeth Ativie, the member representing (Uhunmwode) constituency, seconded the motion.
Considering the Bill at the Committee of the whole, the Speaker said the law shall now be known as the Edo State Sickle Cell Centre Law 2017.
Okonoboh directed that clean copies of the bill be sent to the Governor for his accent.

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