The Bayelsa State Physical Planning and Development Amendment Bill 2018 has been read a second time in the State Assembly. Opening debate on the bill, Leader of the House, Hon. Peter Pereotubo Akpe said the bill seeks to amend Section 91 of the original law to give the tribunal the jurisdiction to adjudicate on complaints or appeals concerning or arising from actions, decisions or activities of the Board or the Commissioner with respect to development permits approvals, rejection, revocation, alteration and land use. The tribunal’s jurisdiction according to Hon. Akpe shall also include the preparation of master or district plans, layouts, [...]
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The Bayelsa State House of Assembly Chapel Holds Her End of Year Thanksgiving Service/Sentforth of the Former ClerkWeb Admin2019-02-11T06:33:43+00:00
Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Konbowei Benson has attributed the success he achieved as Speaker to the positive input of the former Clerk of the House, Mr. Aaron Timiye and staff of the Assembly. Rt.Hon. Benson stated this during the end of year Thanksgiving/Send-forth of the retired former Clerk, Mr. Aaron Timiye organized by the Christian Legislators’ Fellowship International, Bayelsa State Chapter at the Assembly Complex, Yenagoa. The Speaker lauded the positive disposition of Mr. Aaron Timiye and other staff of the Assembly towards their duties, and especially for maintaining peace in the House. In their [...]
The Bayelsa State Polytechnic Amendment Bill 2018 has gone through second reading on the floor of the State Assembly. Moving the motion for the amendment, Leader of the House, Hon. Peter Pereotubo Akpe said that the bill seeks to transfer all assets and liabilities of the Government Technical College Aleibiri and the Bayelsa State College of Arts and Science to the new Bayelsa State Polytechnic at Aleibiri in Ekeremor Local Government Area. He further explained that all persons who were officers and members of the academic, administrative, technical and other staff of the Bayelsa State College of Arts and Science before [...]
The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has unanimously approved the State Government 2019/2021 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper(FSP). The approval is sequel to a request for approval by the Governor of the State, Hon. Seriake Dickson. Moving a motion for the approval Leader of the House, Hon. Peter Akpe said that the approval of the MTEF document sought by the Governor, is in accordance with the existing Fiscal Responsibilty Law of 2009, which will effectively take care of such parameters of income inflow, expenditure and inflation for the next three years. Also speaking, Hon. Monday-Bubou Obolo called [...]
The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has passed a four-point resolution calling on Governor Seriake Dickson to intervene, as the chief security officer of the state to stem the tide of impunity associated with incessant deployment and redeployment of Police Commissioners in the state. The resolution also called on the Inspector General of Police to suspend the alleged intention to disband the police security outfit Operation Doo-Akpo operating in the state. The resolution further called on Bayelsa State representatives in both the Senate and the House of Representatives to present these security concerns on both floors for deliberations. Furthermore, the [...]
Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Konbowei Benson formally welcomed members back to the hallowed chamber from their six weeks recess and called on them to continue to give their utmost support to the Legislature and the Executive. Rt. Hon. Benson, commended the Governor for sustaining peace in the state, stressing that the peace being enjoyed in the state created the platform for members to positively impact on their various constituents. The Speaker also thanked members for putting in their best in the deliberation of bills and motions in the House, noting that posterity will judge them [...]
The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has passed three bills after subjecting them to exhaustive deliberations both at the Committee levels, through public hearings and on the floor of the House. They are the Medical University Bill, Corporate Social responsibility Bill and the New Yenagoa City Development Agency bill 2018. The Speaker of the House, Mr. Konbowei Benson commended members for their painstaking efforts toward ensuring that the bills were well researched, debated and finally passed. Also at plenary, the House passed a two-point resolution rejecting the proposed Federal bill for the Regulatory Framework for the Water Sector in Nigeria [...]
Bayelsa Assembly Holds Public Hearing on Medical University And Corporate Social Responsibility BillsWeb Admin2019-02-11T08:45:07+00:00
The Leader of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Hon. Peter Pereotubo Akpe has said that the proposed Medical University will be an impetus to medical tourism in the state due to improved medical services and personnel. Hon Akpe said this at a public forum organized by the House at the Assembly complex, Yenagoa while giving an overview on the Medical University bill and Corporate Social Responsibility bill. Hon Akpe further said that the importance of the proposed Medical University is crucial in that it will key into existing multi-million naira facilities like the 500-bed hospital which was lying unused [...]
The Bayeslsa State House of has passed three bills after subjecting them to thorough debates and public hearings. The bills are the Media Corporation Bill 2018, the Registration of Neighbourhood Watch Bill 2018 and the Community Safety Corp Bill 2018. Describing the passage of these bills Speaker of the House, Rt Hon Konbowei Benson said it this is a major breakthrough for the state and thanked members for their wisdom in tackling them and urged the operators of the Neighbourhood Watch to walk in tandem with the rules guiding them in ensuring transparency in all their activities. The bill on [...]
The Bayelsa State Medical University Bill and the Corporate Social Responsibility Bill has gone through a second reading on the floor of the State House of Assembly. Leading debate on the bill on Medical University, Leader of the House, Hon. Peter Pereotubo Akpe said the establishment such a university will stem the tide of medical brain drain from the state to other states in the countries abroad. He revealed that the university which will be sited on the 500-bed hospital complex along Imgbi Road in Yenagoa will be in collaboration with India’s renowned Apollo University in the area of training [...]