RVHA Clears 10 Commissioners Orders 1 To Produce CV Details

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The Rivers State House of Assembly yesterday confirmed 10 out of 11 commissioners designate sent to it by the state Governor, Rt Hon Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi

The commissioners designate cleared by the state legislature include, Mr Ogbonna Nwuke, Hon Boma Iyaye, Augustine Nwokocha, Marcus Nleeji and Ms Patricia Simon-Hart.

Others are Emmanuel Chinda, Hon Danagogo Tammy, Mosese Ahubele and Ezemonye Ezekiel-Amadi.

The lawmakers however, asked the Speaker, Rt Hon Tonye Harry to administratively handle and clear Mr Charles Levi Gogo who was directed to correct inconsistencies observed in his curriculum vitae.

Before the House cleared the commissioners designate, some of them were asked to render their score cards while previously in office. Others were only asked to take a bow and leave.

Those asked to take a bow and leave include Hon Boma Iyaye, Augustine Nwokocha, Marcus Nleeji. Others are Ms Patricia Simon-Hart, Emmanuel Chinda and Hon Tammy Danagogo.

It was however, not the same for Mr Charles Levi Gogo and Bar Ezemonye Ezekiel-Amadi as the lawmakers engaged them in stiff examination.

For Mr Charles Levi Gogo, the lawmakers spotted some discrepancies and inconsistencies in his curriculum vitae.

Some lawmakers who spoke during the screening exercise said Mr Gogo curriculum vitae had two different names.

Meanwhile, the state lawmakers had earlier sent out Bar Ezemonye Ezekiel-Amadi from the hallowed chambers during the exercise following his uncomplimentary remarks against the lawmakers which the state legislators described as a breach of their privileges.

Trouble started when the state lawmakers asked Mr Ezemonye to list his achievements while in office as commissioner for energy and natural resources in the former state executive council.

The state legislators not satisfied with the explanation given by the commissioner designate noted that it was wrong for him to refuse to pay allowances of the petroleum monitoring committee while in office.

Consequently, Hon Onari Brown, Ogbonda Jones, Tamunosisi Gogo Jaja and Ewor, Nname blamed the commissioner designate for not checking incidence of corruption which they alleged, ravaged the ministry. It was at this point that Barrister Ezekiel-Amadi lost his temper and made derogatory comments which did not go down well with the lawmakers.

However, after several hours, the state lawmakers recalled him to the chamber to asked him to apologised for insulting the lawmakers, which he did.

In his ruling, the Speaker of the House, Rt Hon Tonye Harry thanked the lawmakers for the manner they conducted themselves during the exercise and wished the commissioners designated well in their appointment.

Rivers State Governor, Rt Hon Chibuike Amaechi (right) conferring with Eze Chukwuemela Nnam Obi, Oba of Ogbaland and Chairman, Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers, at the stakeholders’ meeting held in Government House, Port Harcourt, yesterday. Photo: Ibioye Diama
Rivers State Governor, Rt Hon Chibuike Amaechi (right) conferring with Eze Chukwuemela Nnam Obi, Oba of Ogbaland and Chairman, Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers, at the stakeholders’ meeting held in Government House, Port Harcourt, yesterday. Photo: Ibioye Diama