Rivers Assembly Mourns Aguma


Last week, the leadership of the Rivers State House of Assembly joined other well-meaning Nigerians to mourn with the state government over the death of the State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Emmanuel Aguma, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).
Led by the Speaker of the Assembly, Rt. Hon.Ikuinyi-Owaji Ibani, the legislators paid a condolence visit to the Aguma family house in Ogbunabali in Port Harcourt City Local Government Area.
Rt. Hon. Ibani said the Assembly was grieved by the death of the legal luminary, as it was a big blow to the state and the nation in general.
The Speaker further stated that the late Commisioner for Justice left a big vacuum, as he was a personality that played prominent role to the success of the present administration in the state.
Ibani stated that the late Aguma was one who proved himself in service, and prayed that the legacy he left behind would live on, as he harped on the need for people to emulate the lifestyle of the legal icon.
In his response, younger brother to Aguma and former Commissioner for Sports in the state, Hon Igo Aguma, who spoke on behalf of the family, expressed appreciation for the visit.
Aguma acknowledged the State Assembly, highlighting that the achievements of his late elder brother were enough succour to the family.
The ex-House of Representatives member while commending the legislators for carrying out their constitutional duties, thanked the Governor of the state, Chief Nyesom Wike for the support he has given the family during the period of grief.
Aguma submitted that so far, Wike has been forthright in his dealings, and urged them to continue with the good works they are carrying out in the State.
Still in the period under review, Chief Whip of the State House of Assembly, Hon. Evans Bipi promised that the House Committee on Public Complaints and Petitions will first consider all petitions presented on the floor of the House before others.
Hon. Bipi in a chat with The Tide said it was untrue that the House failed to look into the various petitions presented to it by members of the public.
The Ogu-Bolo Constituency legislator assured that all petitions received will be treated on merit, and that further recommendations will be made by the entire House.
Meanwhile, last week Hon. Bipi had declared his intention to run for the Assembly seat for the third term. He told The Tide that he is responding to call by his constituents to go back to the House.
Bipi said he has decided to heed the call of his constituents and promised more effective representation in order to attract more dividends of democracy to the area.