Rivers State House of Assembly has commended 3 Rivers State female indigenes for making the state proud with their respective outstanding conducts. It also resolved that a letter of commendation with it’s seal be issued to them. This was sequel to a motion to commend them for distinguishing themselves in their professional calling presented by the Deputy Leader Linda Somiari Stewart.
They are Kekwaru Ngozi Mary, Rena Wakama and Pallas Kunaiyi Akanah. Ngozi Kekwaru discovered the of sum of seventy thousand dollars left behind by a guest in one of the hotel’s suites and immediately reported the lost money and ensured it was returned to its rightful owner, Rena Wakama made history as the first female coach to win the 2023 Afro basket championship in Kigali Rwanda since it began in 1966 while Pallas Kunaiyi Akanah was a player in the team.
Presenting the motion, Linda Somiari Stewart said Rena Wakama, Pallas Kunaiyi Akanah and Ngozi Mary Kekwaru are trending in every piece of news in the country because of their exploits and outstanding conducts.
According to the lawmaker representing Okrika constituency , the self discipline, selflessness, uprightness and Public spiritedness of the three young girls have put the state on a global map and prayed the House to among other things commend the young ladies. The lawmakers in their seperate speeches described the girls as worthy ambassadors of the State and beacons of hope for upcoming generation.
They maintained that the three young girls should be commended for their selfless services so as to encourage them for greater services. Calling on the state to reward them with state honours the legislators unanimously agreed that there is need for the 10th Assembly to commend the three girls.
Queen Owhonda (Ahoada East 1), Justina Emeji (Emuoha), Barile Nwakor (Khana 2), Ezekwe Nkemjika (ONELGA 2), and Peter Abbey (Degema) all commended the activities of the girls stating that they have brought positive recognition not only to the State but the country at large. On his part, the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Martin Amaewhule said the three individuals would be commended to show the that the 10th Assembly is happy with their actions and donated his August salary to the three young girls as a way of encouraging them to do more.
Meanwhile, the bill seeking to provide for the grant of certificate to small estates, except such from payments of estate duty and the of grant of full letters of administration has passed it’s first reading on the floor of the Assembly.