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Delta Assembly Receives 3 New Bills For First Readings, Proposes Second Reading

Delta State House of Assembly has on Thursday received three new bills for first
reading during its plenary.

The bills are Delta State Local Content Agency and other matters bill,
Delta State Effective Surveillance and Response to Maternal and Prenatal Deaths and related matters bill, and Delta State Corporate
Social Responsibility Monitoring Agency Bill.

It was gathered that the bills are privately sponsored.

The first two bills by the Majority Leader, Hon. Tim Owhefere and the third by member representing Isoko South II Constituency, Hon. Ferguson Onwo and 17 other law makers.

The notice of presentation and first reading of the Delta State Local Content Agency and other matters bill was moved by the Majority Leader, Hon. Tim Owhefere and seconded by member representing Ika
South, Hon. Festus Okoh. The Second reading of the bill is slated for
January 21, 2020.

Also, the notice of presentation and first reading of the Delta State
Effective Surveillance and Response to Maternal and Prenatal Deaths and related matters bill, was moved by the Majority Leader, Hon. Tim Owhefere, and seconded by the Chief Whip, Hon. Pat Ajudua. The Second reading of the bill is slated for January 28, 2020.

The Delta State Corporate Social Responsibility Monitoring Agency Bill was presented by the member representing Isoko South II Constituency,
Hon. Ferguson Onwo and seconded by the Majority Leader. Wednesday 22,
January 2020 was also slated for second reading of the bill.

Meanwhile, a report by the Public Petitions Committee on the alleged
refusal to pay outstanding monies owed Venerable John Okotie by the
Delta Broadcasting Service Asaba, was deferred till February 20, 2020.

In the same vein, Committee of Whole for the consideration of the
Delta State Judiciary Fund Management (Financial Autonomy) Bill, 2019
was deferred till Tuesday, January 21, 2020.

The house also adjourned plenary till Tuesday, 21 January, 2020 at 10am.

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