The Rivers State Executive Council has proposed four Executive Bills for presentation before the Rivers State House of Assembly for passage into law.
This was disclosed by the Hon Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Prof Zacheous Adangor, and the Commissioner for Power, Prof. Henry Ogiri, during a Press briefing at Government House Executive Council Chamber in Port Harcourt shortly after the 4th State Executive Council meeting presided over by the Governor of Rivers State, Sir Siminalayi Fubara on Friday.
Addressing newsmen, the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Prof Adangor said the State Executive Council has approved three draft Bills, namely, “the New Town Development Authority Bill 2023 to decongest the single city status of Rivers State and promote the development of new towns in the state, the Rivers State Youth Entrepreneurship Development Trust Fund Bill, 2023 to promote enterpreneural growth and tackle the challenges of job creation and employment generation in the state and the Rivers State investment promotion Agency Bill 2023 to establish an agency to promote investment drive in the state.”
On his part, the Hon Commissioner for Power, Prof. Henry Ogiri disclosed plans by the Rivers State Government to key into Federal Government’s policy on Power Sector deregulation through the establishment of Power Sector Regulatory Commission in the state.
The Commissioner who described power as critical to infrastructure and development, pointed out that the Power Sector Regulatory Commission Bill when passed into law by the Rivers State House of Assembly, will liberalise the power sector and boost economic development in Rivers State.
The newly sworn-in Commissioner for Information & Communication, Senibo Joe Johnson introduced the briefings on the outcome of EXCO meeting.