The Delta State House of Assembly has felicitated with the newly elected executive of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Delta State Council, on its successful election to run the affairs of the union for the next three years.
The felicitation is contained in a statement by the Majority Leader and Chairman, House Committee on Information, Honourable Tim Owhefere, shortly after Wednesday’s plenary of the House presided over by the Speaker, Honourable Sherriff Oborevwori.
The House acknowledged the contributions of members of the union to its success story, saying that the House was happy over the peaceful conduct of the election.
It enjoined the new leadership of the NUJ led by Comrade Michael Ikeogwu to strive to take the union to greater heights.
The State Legislature also charged the union to sustain its partnership with the House in its avowed commitment to peace building and good governance of the state, describing journalists in the state as major stakeholders in the Stronger Delta vision of the Okowa administration.
The House called for constructive criticism from Journalists and pledged its continued support for the NUJ both at the state and national levels.
Meantime, the Delta State Prohibition of Non Engineering Professionals from Practicing Engineering Law has passed first reading on the floor of the State House of Assembly.
The bill is being sponsored by the member representing the Aniocha north constituency in the House, Honourable Emeke Nwaobi and two others.
The bill is for a law to prohibit non engineers from practicing engineering, engagement of certified engineers by contractors and for other matters connected therewith.
The second reading has been slated for Tuesday, 13th October, 2020.