Wike signs three bills into law


Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has on Monday  gave his assent to three laws passed by the State House of Assembly.

Signing the bills into law, Governor  Wike  commended the State House of Assembly  for always taking steps that promote good governance  and  development  in the state.

The three laws assented to by the governor include: Rivers State Taxes and Levies Miscellaneous Provisions Law Number 2, 2016, Rivers State Hotel Occupancy and Restaurants Consumption Law Number  3 of 2016 and Rivers State Polytechnic Law Number  4 of 2016.

The governor  said  that the State Assembly  has always  made sacrifices  for the advancement  of  the  state.

He noted that despite the fact that members are yet to get their allowances,  they have remained  committed  to  the  progress of the state by expeditiously  treating  bills brought before them.

He said : “The governor  does not have  official vehicle,  Deputy Governor has no official  vehicle  and  the  House of  Assembly  members have no official  vehicles.

“They have continued  to  make sacrifices  for the good governance of Rivers  State and we commend them. All the sacrifices of the Rivers  State  House of  Assembly  will be rewarded by greater performance  from this executive  council “.

He said the laws will be implemented  for the good of  the  people of  the state.

In his remarks,  Speaker  of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Mr Dabo Adams said when the governor  made a pledge to deliver  good governance,  the House took it as a challenge to work harder for the state.

Presenting the bills for assent, Majority Leader of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Mr Martins Amaewhule  said that the laws were passed in line with  the  constitution.

He informed that the house held public hearing to get the input of the people  before the passage of the laws.


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