Okowa Signs DESOPADEC Amendment Bill Into Law
… Promises New Lease Of Life For Oil Producing Areas
BEVERLY HILLS, August 18, (THEWILL) – Delta State governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has signed the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC) amendment bill into law.
The bill was signed Tuesday by the Governor in the presence of the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon. Monday Igbuya and the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Friday Osanebi, other principal officers of the House as well as the Secretary to the State Government, Hon. Festus Ovie Agas.
Speaking after signing the bill, Governor Okowa expressed gratitude to God that the amendment bill has been signed into law after a rigorous
process, saying it would tackle the challenges of oil producing communities of the state.
According to the governor, “You have just witnessed the signing into law of the DESOPADEC Amendment Bill 2015 to the original law of 2006 establishing the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC).
“This amendment bill was forwarded to the House of Assembly in the course of this administration a few weeks ago and we want to thank God that the House has completed the process of passing into law the amendment bill of 2015 to the original DESOPADEC law.
“There was a lot of interest when this bill was presented to the House of Assembly and as is customary of Deltans who are very bright and vibrant, a lot of people showed interest and they had the opportunity to contribute their quota towards a robust Commission.
“I want to thank God that the Delta State House of Assembly took the bill to public hearing and Deltans made their contributions to enrich the bill.”
The Governor disclosed that, “there is also another bill in the House which is the Delta State Contributory Health Insurance bill and it is our hope that the House is able to speedily pass that bill into law so that our people will benefit from the intentions of the bill.”