The Rivers State House of Assembly has screened and confirmed eight nominees as chairman and commissioners of the Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission (RSIEC), ahead of the local government election.
The house, during plenary on Friday conducted the exercise following a letter from the governor requesting for the screening and confirmation of the commissioners-designate.
The commissioners-designate includes: Justice George Omereji rtd as Chairman, Mrs Doris Chuka, Mrs Chioma Ochia, Prof. Hope Gilbert , Mr Barine Nwikinanee, Dr Solomon Egbe and Dr Iyeneone Tamunobenetonari as commissioners.
In the same vain, the house also resolved to summon the management of Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) to appear before its executive section due to the company’s failure to honour its invitation.
The House committee Chairman on Public complains and Petitions, Mr Evans Bipi, had presented a committee’s report on the floor of the house.
“SPDC should pay for all property marked for demolition as it had earlier promised.
The majority leader of the house, Mr Matin Amaewhule, and other lawmakers had during the debate expressed displeasure with the conduct of SPDC toward the house.
Speaker of the house, however, commended the committee for its detailed report and warned SPDC to ensure it honoured the invitation.(NAN)