The Delta State House of Assembly has felicitated with the newly elected executive of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Delta State Council for their successful elections to run the affairs of the union for the next three years.
This was contained in a statement by the Majority Leader and Chairman, House Committee on Information, Hon Tim Owhefere, immediately after Wednesday’s plenary of the House presided over by the Speaker, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori.
Hon Owhefere acknowledged the contributions of members of union in the success stories of the Delta State House of Assembly, saying that the House was happy over the peaceful conduct of the election.
The Majority Leader and Chairman Committee on Information enjoined the new Leadership of the NUJ led by Comrade Michael Ikeogwu to strive to take the union to a higher height.
Hon Owhefere also charged the Union to sustain it partnership with the Delta State legislature in its avowed commitment to peace and good governance of the state.
The Lawmaker stated that journalists in the state were major stakeholders to the Stronger Delta mantra of the Okowa’s led administration, urging all to always be constructive in their criticism of the affairs of the state.
Hon Owhefere pledge the House continued support to the NUJ both at state and national levels.
Meanwhile, the Delta State Prohibition of Non Engineering from Practicing Engineering Law has passed first reading on the floor of the State House of Assembly.
The bill is being sponsored by the Member Representing Aniocha North Constituency, in the House, Hon Emeke Nwaobi and two others.
The bill is for a law to prohibit non Engineers from practicing engineering, engagement of certified engineers by Contractors and for other matters connected therewith.
The second reading has been slated for Tuesday, 13th October 2020.