Tony Ita-Etim, Port Harcourt
Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike of Rivers State, Monday, gave his assent to three laws passed by the State House of Assembly.
Signing the bills into law, Governor Wike commended the State House of Assembly for always taking steps that promote good governance and development in the state.
The three laws assented to by the governor include: Rivers State Taxes and Levies Miscellaneous Provisions Law Number 2, 2016, Rivers State Hotel Occupancy and Restaurants Consumption Law Number 3 of 2016 and Rivers State Polytechnic Law Number 4 of 2016.
The governor said that the State Assembly has always made sacrifices for the advancement of the state.
He noted that despite the fact that members are yet to get their allowances, they have remained committed to the progress of the state by expeditiously treating bills brought before them.
He said: “The governor does not have official vehicle, Deputy Governor has no official vehicle and the House of Assembly members have no official vehicles.
“They have continued to make sacrifices for the good governance of Rivers State and we commend them. All the sacrifices of the Rivers State House of Assembly will be rewarded by greater performance from this executive council “.
He said the laws will be implemented for the good of the people of the state.
In his remarks, Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Mr. Dabo Adams said when the governor made a pledge to deliver good governance, the House took it as a challenge to work harder for the state.
Presenting the bills for assent, Majority Leader of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Mr. Martins Amaewhule said that the laws were passed in line with the constitution.
He informed that the house held public hearing to get the input of the people before the passage of the laws.