Delta State the House of Assembly on Tuesday screened and confirmed the nominee forwarded to the House by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for appointment as the Director General, Delta State Traffic Management Authority, Retired Navy Commander, Samuel Azubuike Idah.
The screening of the nominee followed a motion moved by the Majority Leader, Hon Tim Owhefere and seconded by Honourable Festus Okoh.
Hon Owhefere who introduced the nominee said Retired Navy Commander Idah had served the United States Navy for twenty two years and has experiences in transportation.
He said the nominee was the Director of Operations in DESTMA stressing that aside being a PDP member whose commitment to the Party was not in doubt the nominee had helped the traffic management agency achieve it’s mandate
The Speaker directed the nominee to take a bow in the absence of no question put forth to him by members .
The nominee was confirmed by the House after a motion by the Majority Leader, Hon Tim Owhefere seconded by Hon. Austin Uroye.
The Speaker thanked members for the confirmation of the nominee saying that the House had carried out one of its cardinal duties as a legislature.
Said that; “My dear colleagues thank you for carrying out yet one of our cardinal duties as a Legislature. There is no gain saying the fact that we operate a constitutional democracy where the rule of law is supreme. Our action this morning is within the ambit of the law”.
“Section 208 subsection (2) paragraph (c) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 as amended gives the Governor the power to appoint and remove any person or Chief Executives in any government departments in the state. Also, Section 12 subsection (1) and Section 10 subsection (3) of the Delta State Traffic Management Authority Law, 2013 invest the Governor with the power to appoint the Director General of the Delta State Traffic Management Authority , subject to the confirmation of the House and the power to remove the Director-General respectively”, he added.
He also said; “I will like to reiterates that as a House , we will strive and continue to uphold the rule of law for the benefit of Deltans at all times”.