(By Iheanyi Ezinwo)-Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has appealed to lawmakers in the state to partner his administration in other to enhance security , good governance and improved living standards for the people.
The governor made the call on Monday while proclaiming the 9th Rivers State House of Assembly, urging the urged the state lawmakers to work with the executive arm to ensure the implementation of policies and programmes for the good of their Constituencies and the state
Relying on Section 105 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended), the governor proclaimed: “Now therefore, I , Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, (CON, GSSRS, POS AFRICA), Governor, Rivers State of Nigeria, in exercise of the power conferred upon me by section 105 of the Constitution and all other powers enabling me in that behalf hereby proclaim that the 8th Assembly of the 4th Republic of the Rivers State House of Assembly stands dissolved, while the first session of the 9th Assembly shall hold on this day, third day of June, 2019 at the Assembly Complex, Moscow Road, Port Harcourt.
Speaking further he said: “Out of the 32 members of the House, only 9 are new. This means that most of you have returned to the table with your wealth of experience to continue working from where you stopped. I know you may all have come here with different mindsets on what you want to achieve for yourselves, your constituencies and for the State.
“But, one thing is clear; you are here for one fundamental purpose – to make laws for the good governance of the State, to create the right conditions and drive for our collective vision for the sustainable economic, social and political development of our State”.
Clerk of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Standford Oba officially invited the Governor Wike to proclaim the House in line with the provision of the constitution at the even that was attended by members of the house with their wives.