The Enugu State House of Assembly has approved the appointment of 15 Special Advisers to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi in the discharge of his duties.
The Speaker, Edward Ubosi, read a message by Ugwuanyi for approval and consideration on the floor of the House. He noted that Ugwuanyi urged the lawmakers to approve the appointment to enable him discharge his duties creditably.
House leader Ikechukwu Ezeugwu moved a motion for the acceptance and consideration of the governor’s request, and urged his colleagues to honour it. Ezeugwu referred his colleagues to Section 196 (2) (3) of the 1999 Constitution as amended, which says the governor of a state had powers to appoint any person to assist him in the performance of his duty.
The leader said Section 2 states that the number of advisers, their remuneration and allowances should be as prescribed by law or by resolution of the House of Assembly.
He thus moved a motion that the house should approve the appointment of the 15 special, and his deputy, Mrs. Onyinye Ugwu, seconded the motion.