Gov. Obaseki seeks confirmation of nominee for traffic agency

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Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo on Monday requested the State House of Assembly to confirm Mr Dennis Omoregie as the Managing Director, Edo State Traffic Control Agency.

The request was conveyed in a letter signed and sent to the house by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr Osarodion Ogie.

The speaker, Justin Okonoboh, referred the request to the house committee on rules, business and Government House.

Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki

Also at plenary, a motion to extend the business calendar of the third quarter, second session of the sixth assembly from March 31 to April 7, 2017 was moved by the majority leader, Mr Foly Ogedengbe.

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The motion was seconded by the deputy speaker, Mrs Elizabeth Ativie, member representing (APC Uhunmwode) constituency.

Moving the motion, Ogedengbe said “the business calendar for this quarter was supposed to have ended on March 31 but we have only extended it with five days,’’ he said.

The house, however, adopted the business calendar without amendment.

Meanwhile, the consideration of a bill for a law to eliminate violence in public and private places and prohibit all forms of violence against persons, as well as provide maximum protection, was stepped down.

The bill was stepped down by the speaker, Justin Okonoboh, as a result of opposition by the chief whip, Kabiru Adjoto and other members of the house.

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Adjoto urged the house to subject the bill to a public hearing, before considering it for passage.

All efforts by the deputy speaker, Mrs Elizabeth Ativie; majority leader, Mr Foly Ogdengbe, and minority leader, Mr Patrick Iluobe, to persuade other members of the house to support the passage of the bill failed.

The bill was subsequently stepped down by the speaker.

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