The Rivers State House of Assembly, on Tuesday, at its 83rd legislative sitting gave First Reading to the Rivers State House of Assembly funds management (Financial Autonomy)Bill, 2023. This Bill was presented by 27 members of the House including Mr. Speaker.
Presenting the Bill, the Member representing Asari Toru constituency II, Hon. Enemi Alabo George, averred that the Bill seeks to cater for the management of funds accruing to the State House of Assembly from the consolidated revenue fund of the State to ensure accountability and efficient utilisation of funds and other related matters; adding that the Bill when passed will bring to fore the independence of the Legislature.
Also, honourable Members unanimously and in strong terms condemned the burning of the hallowed Chamber of the House and called for the immediate arrest an prosecution of the arsonists.
Presenting the Motion which was signed by 26 other Members, the Member representing Eleme constituency, Hon. Igwe Aforji, condemned the dastardly act of burning the Chamber.
Remarking on the Motion, the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Martin Chike Amaewhule, said ” when the legislature of an state or nation is under attack, that state or nation is under attack”.
Rt. Hon. Amaewhule therefore, condemned the arsonists and their actions and called on the relevant authorities to do the needful by arresting and prosecuting all those who are in one way or the other linked to the nefarious act.