ADVERTISEMENT

Gov approves 5 bills in Port Harcourt

Wike commended the legislature for its commitment toward the rapid development of the state after assenting to the bills.

Governor Nyesom Wike

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the bills were: Rivers State Education (Return of Schools) Amendment Law of 2017 and Rivers State Honours Law of 2017.

Others were: Rivers State Reserve Fund (Repeal) law of 2017, Rivers State University Law of 2017 and Rivers State University Teaching Hospital Law of 2017.

The governor noted that the Return of School law was important because it allowed the State Government to intervene in mission schools already returned to their owners.

ADVERTISEMENT

He stressed that the law would help in sustaining the quality of education in mission schools returned by the government to their previous owners.

Wike noted that the State Reserve Fund (Repeal) Law is important as the previous law was no longer relevant due to the “financial recklessness” of the immediate past administration.

The governor stated that the past administration refused to obey the law as it carelessly withdrew funds from the savings meant for the future.

“Between February 12, 2014 and May 27, 2015, the immediate past administration in the state withdrew N53billion from the funds without passing through due process.

“The State is today suffering from the financial recklessness of that administration as it squandered state resources through illegal withdrawals,” he added.

ADVERTISEMENT

The governor stressed that the State University Law of 2017 was created to avert the loss of accreditation of several courses by the University due to directives by the National Universities Commission.

Also, the Speaker of the House of  Assembly, Mr Ikuinyi Ibani, said that the lawmakers would always place the interest of the state above any other interest in discharging their legislative responsibilities.

The Speaker lauded the governor for his developmental strides and good governance in the State.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

Ministers were recently assessed, Tinubu will reshuffle cabinet in few weeks - Bwala

Ministers were recently assessed, Tinubu will reshuffle cabinet in few weeks - Bwala

Tinubu's ADC holds on to presidential job, chooses regent for Ilemona throne

Tinubu's ADC holds on to presidential job, chooses regent for Ilemona throne

FG admits Nigeria facing food crisis, sets up committee to tackle hunger

FG admits Nigeria facing food crisis, sets up committee to tackle hunger

Plateau govt confirms 22 dead, 132 injured from school building collapse

Plateau govt confirms 22 dead, 132 injured from school building collapse

Atiku's campaign spokesman, Bwala dumps PDP, says I'm close to joining APC

Atiku's campaign spokesman, Bwala dumps PDP, says I'm close to joining APC

Copyright society praises Tinubu for renaming National Arts Theatre after Soyinka

Copyright society praises Tinubu for renaming National Arts Theatre after Soyinka

NAFDAC raids Imo market, confiscates alcoholic beverages in sachet, pet bottles

NAFDAC raids Imo market, confiscates alcoholic beverages in sachet, pet bottles

LG autonomy judgment Tinubu's most revolutionary achievement – UI Prof

LG autonomy judgment Tinubu's most revolutionary achievement – UI Prof

Binance Nigeria representative docked on amended charge

Binance Nigeria representative docked on amended charge

Pulse Sports

The Cristiano Ronaldo question and 3 biggest disappointments of EURO 2024

The Cristiano Ronaldo question and 3 biggest disappointments of EURO 2024

God won't forgive him for the stress — Celebrity Arsenal fan on Liverpool icon Roberto Firmino becoming a pastor

God won't forgive him for the stress — Celebrity Arsenal fan on Liverpool icon Roberto Firmino becoming a pastor

Transfer News LIVE: Chelsea set condition for Osimhen transfer as Arsenal AGREE personal terms with Calafiori plus all the latest DONE deals and more

Transfer News LIVE: Chelsea set condition for Osimhen transfer as Arsenal AGREE personal terms with Calafiori plus all the latest DONE deals and more

He will surpass me and others — France legend Zidane makes bold prediction for EURO 2024 star

He will surpass me and others — France legend Zidane makes bold prediction for EURO 2024 star

Transfer News LIVE: Chelsea agree deal for Portuguese defender as Mbappé chooses to stay in Ligue 1 plus all the latest DONE deals and more

Transfer News LIVE: Chelsea agree deal for Portuguese defender as Mbappé chooses to stay in Ligue 1 plus all the latest DONE deals and more

Chelsea apppoint former Super Eagles midfielder Olofinjana to spearhead African talent drive

Chelsea apppoint former Super Eagles midfielder Olofinjana to spearhead African talent drive

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT