Rivers Assembly Confirms Iboroma As Commissioner

  • Applauds Gov Fubara for providing sitting venue

 The Rivers State House of Assembly on Monday, May 13, 2024, confirmed Mr Dagogo Israel Iboroma, SAN, as a commissioner and member of the State Executive Council.

A statement by Dr. G. M. Gillis-West, Clerk of the Rivers State House of Assembly said the confirmation of Iboroma as commissioner took place when he appeared for screening during plenary at the Auditorium of the Administrative Block Building of Government House in Port Harcourt.

Gillis-West said that this was sequel to the correspondence the House received from State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, who forwarded the name of Iboroma as commissioner-designate, and requested that he be screened.

The commissioner-nominee was led to the floor of the House by the Sergeant-at-Arms, David Wariboko.

While standing before the House, Iboroma fielded questions, and assured that his allegiance shall be to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Rivers State Governor and the State and also assured to uphold his oath of office and contribute his professional expertise to further the good governance of the State.

The Speaker, Hon. Victor Oko-Jumbo, divided the House for voting after the debate over the confirmation of Iboroma and the House unanimously affirmed confidence in the nominee, and subsequently confirmed him to serve as commissioner in the State Executive Council.

The Speaker there after instructed the Clerk of the House, Dr Gillis-West, to convey the resolution of the House to the Governor of Rivers State.

Hon Oko-Jumbo expressed the appreciation of the House to Governor Fubara for his timely intervention in providing an alternative venue for the legislators to carry on with their legislative duties.

The Speaker condemned the burning of the hallowed chambers of the State House of Assembly by hoodlums in the night of October 29, 2023, which caused a temporary setback in conducting proceedings of the House.

He said, “You will recall that we woke up on October 30, 2023, to see that some hoodlums and miscreants who did not mean well for our dear State and our people had set the hallowed chambers of the Rivers State House of Assembly on fire, which caused a temporary setback in the performance of our legislative functions.

“His Excellency’s intervention was indeed swift and timely, and we are grateful”.

After the screening and confirmation of the commissioner-nominee, which was the only item on the Order Paper of the day, the House adjourned sitting to Thursday.

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