Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Group urges Delta Assembly to commence hearing on DESOPADEC Bill

11 June 2015, 08:59

Warri - Communities under Isoko Oil and Gas Producing Communities Development Forum (ISOGAF) have urged the new Delta House of Assembly (DTHA) to commence public hearing on the DESOPADEC Bill before it.

The Bill, which is seeking decentralisation of the Delta Oil Producing Development Commission (DESOPADEC), was forwarded to the immediate past DTHA by the immediate past governor of the state, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan.

The Chairman of ISOGAF, Godday Ogagarojor, said on Wednesday in a statement that DESOPADEC needed restructuring for optimum performance.

Also read: Adeyemo emerges Oyo speaker

He said that the bill attracted public outcry because majority of the stakeholders were not informed until it had passed first and second reading at the floor of the 5th Assembly.

"In line with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa's vision of 'Prosperity for All Deltans', the governor and the 6th Assembly should urgently address the pending bill and begin public hearing.

"This will enable oil host communities to make input to amend some fundamental issues in the existing law before passage of the new bill," he said. 


Tags delta

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...