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Delta Assembly Passes Administrative Procedure Bill


By Mercy Obojeghren

Asaba – The Delta House of Assembly, has passed the state Administrative Procedure Bill.
The passage of the bill at plenary presided over by Speaker, Sheriff Oborevwori, followed the adoption of the report of the House Joint Committee on Rules, Business, Legal and Judicial Matters.
Presenting the report, the chairman of the committee, Mr Charles Oniyere, said that the bill sought to improve the administration of justice in the state by ensuring fair and transparent procedures for administrative agencies.
Consequently, Majority Leader, Ferguson Onwo, moved for the suspension of Order 12, Rules 82 and 83 of the House to enable it take the third reading and the subsequent passage of the bill.
The motion which was unanimously adopted by the lawmakers when put to a voice vote by the speaker, was seconded by Mr Emomotimi Guwor (PDP-Warri South West).
Speaking shortly after the passage of the bill, the Speaker commended the lawmakers for their diligence in the passage of the bill.
According to him, the passage of the bill will help in strengthening the rule of law and administrative processes in the state.(NAN)

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