RSHA: Hon Azeru Opara, together with Rivers State lawmakers examined and passed the illegal street trading bill.
The lawmaker representing the Port Harcourt City constituency 3. Hon Azeru Opara together with Rivers State lawmakers continue their sittings as they examined the report of the Ad-hoc Committee on the Rivers State Street Trading, Illegal Markets and Motor Parks (Prohibition) Bill 2019.
The Speaker of RSHA Rt Hon Ikuinyi announced third reading.
The Rivers State House of Assembly (RSHA) has passed into law “Rivers State Street Trading, Illegal Markets and Motor Parks Prohibition Bill 2019”.
After a rigorous debate on the committee’s report, Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Ikuinyi-Owaji Ibani, DSSRS, KSC called for 3rd reading of the bill.
Thereafter, the Rt. Hon. Speaker called for voting on the bill and Hon. Members unanimously voted in favour of the passage of the bill.
In another development, the House received a petition from the people of Oyorokoto and 28 other host communities in Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers State, against AMNI International Petroleum Development Company. The petition was brought before the House by Hon. Christian Ahiakwo.
The Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Ikuinyi-Owaji Ibani, relying on order 22 of the House Standing Rules, constituted an ad-hoc committee to look into the petition.
Members of the committee are:
1. Hon. Matthew Dike – Chairman
2. Hon. Solomon Wami – member
3. Hon. Smart Adoki – member
4. Hon. Igwe Aforji – member and
5. Hon. Tony Ejiogu – member.
The House was adjourned to Thursday 15th August, 2019.
DEZ MAYORZ Nigeria reported earlier that the Port Harcourt City constituency 3 lawmaker Hon Azeru Opara together with honourable members gave massive support to the Rivers State Street Trading, Illegal Markets and Motor Parks Prohibition Bill 2019 during its second reading in House.
“Urban renewal is core to my legislative agenda and I am glad we are making significant progress in this regard. The City of Port Harcourt from its foundation is a Garden City and no City can function within this context with street trading, illegal markets and motor parks.” – Hon Azeru Opara.
“The disadvantages of illegal street trading, illegal markets and motor parks are enormous. They contribute to Environmental pollution hazards and foster crime and criminality, accidents, noise pollution and unnecessary traffic jams which can lead to lose of job, lateness to work etc for citizens.
It is therefore my opinion that the BILL should be given consideration to help restore the Garden City Status of the State.” – Rt Hon Edison Ehie (RSHA deputy speaker.