The Delta State House of Assembly has directed the State Local Government Service Commission to immediately reverse itself and reappoint one Mr. Ayama-Owei Apare as Treasurer to Local Government, Patani Local Government Area’s slot.
The House at its Tuesday’s plenary, presided over by the Speaker, Honourable Sherrif Oborevwori, warned the Commission to, henceforth, desist from flouting the Rules in making appointments.
The directive and warning are contained in an 18 – page report presented at plenary by the House Committee on Public Petitions which investigated the alleged misapplication of the State Governor’s directive that each of the 25 Local Government Areas of the state should have one Treasurer to the Local Government (TLG) and one Head of Personnel Management (HPM), in line with the federal character policy.
The House the Commission immediately reverse itself, and directed its Committee on Legislative Compliance, headed by the Deputy Speaker, Honourable Ochor Christopher Ochor to follow up on the directive.
The resolutions followed a motion by the House Majority Leader, Honourable Tim Owhefere and unanimously adopted through voice vote by the members.
The Speaker commended the Public Petitions Committee headed by the Chief Whip of the House, Honourable pat Ajudua, for a detailed report and urged the Committee on Legislative Compliance to ensure that the Commission adhered strictly to the directive.
The House had on Thursday, 16th January 2020, received a petition from one Mr. Apare Ayama-Owei of the Finance and Supply Department, Unified Local Government Service, Delta State over alleged misapplication of the rule on appointment.
The petitioner complained about his illegal removal as the substantive Treasurer to the Patani Local Government and the appointment of Mr. B. O Etakebo in his place by the Delta State Local Government Service Commission.
He urged the State Legislature to direct the Commission to reverse itself and reappoint him as the substantive Treasurer representing Patani Local Government area.
Presenting the Committee’s report, its Chairman, Pat Ajudua said her Committee did not see any hindrance in awarding the relief sought by the petitioner.