The Rivers State House of Assembly has screened and confirmed five nominees submitted by Governor Chibuike Amaechi to serve in the Rivers State House of Assembly Service Commission.
They are, Mr. Omubo Princewill, Chairman, while Mr. Fredricks Tolofari, Contro Simeon Asobi, Jyke Abbey and Miyene Senibo are to serve as members.
Speaking during a sitting of the Assembly, the Speaker of the House, Otelemaba Amachree urged the nominees to see their nomination as a measure of trust reposed in them by the Governor Amaechi.
He advised them to ensure that they bring their wealth of experience to bear on their assignment and also project the image of the commission to an enviable height.
Also, the Rivers State Universal Basic Education (Amendment) bill 2012 and Rivers State Agency for School’s inspection and monitoring bill were presented before the House by the Deputy Leader of the House, Ewor Nname Robinson representing Ahoada-East constituency.
In another development, the state government has set up to review and produce an all encompassing Customary Court laws and its arbitration in Rivers State.
The President of the Customary Court of Appeal, Hon Justice Peter Agumagu during the inauguration of the Committee stated that it would review the existing Rivers State Customary Laws Cap 40, Laws of Rivers State of Nigeria 1999 Vol. 2 as amended by the Customary Court amendment laws No. 1 law N0 9 of 2009 to bring them in line with current trends.
Justice Agumagu disclosed that the committee is also expected to come up with a comprehensive review to effect necessary amendments in some areas of the law that were either omitted or deliberately excluded.