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Governor Wike Signs Four Bills Into Law

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has assented to four key bills passed by the State House of Assembly for the good governance of the State.

The bills signed into law by the Rivers State Governor include:   Rivers State Multi-Door Courthouse  Law(No 2 of 2019), Rivers State Arbitration  Law (No 3 of 2019), Rivers State Pension Reform Law (No 4 of 2019) and Rivers State College of Health Sciences and Management Technology Law (No. 5 of 2019).

Governor Wike said that the (No 3 of 2019), Rivers State Pension Reform Law (No 4 of 2019) will help in resolving  the challenges  generated  by the Contributory  Pension scheme.

He said that the State Government is committed  to ensuring that civil servants and pensioners are catered for,  with the challenges  they faced completely  addressed.

The Governor said that the Arbitration Law will help in the resolution of several legal conflicts without resorting to litigation.

He, however, informed  that he is likely  to seek an amendment  of the Rivers State College of Health Sciences and Management Technology Law (No. 5 of 2019) because  some stakeholders  have raised concerns.

He commended the Rivers State House of Assembly for their commitment  to the development of the State.

“If you are given the privilege to serve,  put in your best for the people.  These four years given to us, we will  do more for our people.  I urge the House of Assembly to continue  to make laws for the  development of Rivers State”, he said.

He called on the State House of Assembly to pass more bills during  his second term.

Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly,  Ikuinyi Ibani congratulated the Rivers State Governor on his second term inauguration.  “What you are doing for Rivers State serves as a beacon of hope  for  the present generation”, he said.

He said the goal of the State Assembly is Service to the people of Rivers State.

“In the Assembly,  our goal is Service First. That is why you can assent to four Bill’s in one day”.

 

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