ABIA STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY PASSES FIRST BILL, INAUGURATES COMMITTEES FOR OVERSIGHT FUNCTIONS, EMBARKS ON RECESS

 The 7th Abia State House of Assembly today passed the Abia State House of Assembly Commission Bill (HAB1) into law.
The house of assembly led by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Engr. Chinedum Orji today during her plenary passed the bill (HAB1) into law after going through all the necessary legislative procedures. The bill which now awaits the Governor’s signature (Executive assent) has the following merits;
– Financial Autonomy for the state house of Assembly.
– Strengthening the Democratic Structure of the state/nation.
– Creation of more job opportunities and job security for Abians amongst other merits.
In the same vein, the house has also named various committees for oversight functions.
According to the Speaker of the house, the various committees includes;
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ETHICS, PRIVILEGES, RULES AND BUSINESS.
Hon. Akpulonu Solomon – Chairman.
Hon. Abraham Oba.
Hon. Jerry Uzosike.
Hon. Barr. Emeka Okoroafor.
Hon. Stanley Nwabuisi.
Kenneth Okorie – Secretary.
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP.
Hon. Mike Ukoha – Chairman.
Hon. Obinna Ichita.
Hon. Godwin Adiele.
Hon. Stanley Nwabuisi.
Hon. Barr. Okey Igwe.
Hon Munachim Ikechi Alozie.
Hon. Barr. Emeka Okoroafor.
Kingsley Alozie – Secretary.
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON WORKS AND PROJECT MONITORING.
Hon. Ginger Onwusibe – Chairman.
Hon. Barr. Okey Igwe.
Hon. Chukwudi Apugo.
Hon. Aaron Uzodike.
Hon. Barr. Emeka Okoroafor.
Hon. Stanley Nwabuisi.
Hon. Mandela Obasi
Hon. Abraham Oba.
Goddy Onyeuwa. – Secretary
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE.
Hon. Paul Taribo – Chairman.
Hon. Stanley Nwabuisi.
Hon. Ginger Onwusibe.
Hon. Barr. Emeka Okoroafor.
Hon. Chukwudi Apugo.
Hon. Aaron Uzodike.
Hon. Barr. Okey Igwe.
Hon. Kelechi Onuzuruike.
Hon. Emmanuel Ndubuisi.
Okoronkwo Abigail – Secretary.
Chidinma Ogbaji – Assistant Secretary.
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON CIVIL SERVICE MATTERS.
Rt. Hon. Chikwendu Kalu – Chairman.
Hon. Jerry Uzosike.
Hon. Mike Ukoha.
Hon. Emmanuel Ndubuisi.
Hon. Barr. Okey Igwe.
Hon. Godwin Adiele.
Hon. Abraham Oba.
Hon. Nnamdi Allen Nwachukwu.
Alili Onyemachi – Secretary.
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRADE AND INVESTMENT.
Hon. Munachim Alozie – Chairman.
Hon. Solomon Akpulonu.
Hon. Abraham Oba.
Hon. Ichita Obinna.
Hon. Aaron Uzodike.
Hon. Chukwudi Apugo.
Hon. Barr. Emeka Okoroafor.
Hon. Barr. Okey Igwe.
Hon. Jerry Uzosike.
Hon. Stanley Nwabuisi.
Eke Michael – Secretary.
Chukwudi Jennifer – Assistant Secretary.
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT MATTERS.
Hon. Barr. Solomon Akpulonu – Chairman.
Hon. Stanley Nwabuisi.
Hon. Emmanuel Ndubuisi.
Hon. Barr. Emeka Okoroafor.
Hon. Nnamdi Allen Nwachukwu.
Hon. Aaron Uzodike.
Hon. Paul Taribo.
Hon. Chukwudi Apugo.
Hon. Mandela Obasi.
Elder Ukpai Nduka – Secretary.
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATION.
Rt. Hon. Kennedy Njoku
Rt. Hon. Chikwendu Kalu.
Hon. Barr. Solomon Akpulonu.
Hon. Jerry Uzosike.
Hon. Godwin Adiele.
Hon. Mike Ukoha.
Hon. Barr. Emeka Okoroafor.
Hon. Kelechi Onuzuruike.
Hon. Thomas A. C. Nkoro.
Hon. Ginger Onwusibe.
Hon. Barr. Okey Igwe.
Hon. Emmanuel Ndubuisi.
Emeka Otumchere – Secretary.
Uloma – Assistant Secretary.
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC ACCOUNTS AND DUE PROCESS.
Hon. Chukwudi Apugo – Chairman.
Hon. Paul Taribo.
Hon. Mandela Obasi.
Hon. Barr. Solomon Akpulonu.
Hon. Munachim Alozie.
Hon. Chukwu Chijioke.
Hon. Allen Nwachukwu.
Hon. Abraham Oba.
Hon. Ichita Obinna Martin.
Hon. Stanley Nwabuisi.
Ijioma E. – Secretary.
Okey Onyekwere – Assistant Secretary.
 HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING.
Hon. Nnamdi Allen Nwachukwu – Chairman.
Hon. Barr. Jerry Uzosike.
Hon. Barr. Emeka Okoroafor.
Hon. Paul Taribo.
Hon. Chukwu Chijioke.
Hon. Mandela Obasi.
Hon. Barr. Okey Igwe.
Anosike Chima – Secretary.
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE.
Hon. Chukwu Chijioke – Chairman.
Hon. Mike Ukoha.
Hon. Emmanuel Ndubuisi.
Hon. Allen Nwachukwu.
Hon. Ginger Onwusibe.
Hon. Barr. Emeka Okoroafor.
Hon. Kelechi Onuzuruike.
Hon. Godwin Adiele.
Hon. Ichita Obinna Martin.
Ngozi Nwachukwu – Secretary.
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION.
Hon. Abraham Oba – Chairman.
Hon. Ichita Obinna Martin.
Hon. Emmanuel Ndubuisi.
Hon. Munachim Alozie.
Hon. Barr. Jerry Uzosike.
Hon. Chukwudi Apugo.
Nwoke Ijioma – Secretary.
Bright Nwachukwu – Assistant Secretary.
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON NDDC – ASOPADEC – PETROLEUM MATTERS.
Hon. Godwin Adiele – Chairman.
Hon. Emmanuel Ndubuisi.
Hon. Ichita Obinna Martin.
Hon. Barr. Okey Igwe.
Hon. Mandela Obasi.
Hon. Barr. Jerry Uzosike.
Hon. Stanley Nwabuisi.
Rita Ihibudu – Secretary.
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON SDG/PLANNING COMMISSION/DONOR AGENCIES.
Hon. Barr Jerry Uzosike   – Chairman.
Hon. Barr. Solomon Akpulonu.
Hon. Chukwudi Apugo.
Hon. Mike Ukoha.
Onyeama Chukwuemeka – Secretary.
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND WOMEN AFFAIRS.
Hon. Stanley Nwabuisi – Chairman.
Hon. Paul Taribo.
Hon. Chukwu Chijioke.
Hon. Kelechi Onuzuruike.
Hon. Barr. Okey Igwe.
Gloria Nwabuisi  – Secretary.
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON SPORTS AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT.
Hon. Emmanuel Ndubuisi.
Hon. Chukwudi Apugo.
Hon. Ginger Onwusibe.
Hon. Aaron Uzodike.
Hon. Godwin Adiele.
Hon. Munachim Alozie.
Hon. Barr. Solomon Akpulonu.
Ugochukwu Irobundu – Secretary.
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT.
Hon. Kelechi Onuzuruike – Chairman.
Hon. Emmanuel Ndubuisi.
Hon. Barr. Solomon Akpulonu.
Hon. Jerry Uzosike.
Hon. Paul Taribo.
Hon. Mandela Obasi.
Hon. Mike Ukoha.
Rt. Hon. Kennedy Njoku.
Hon. Chukwu Chijioke.
Hon. Stanley Nwabuisi.
Amaka Ukwu-Rocks – Secretary.
Ndubuisi Umezuruike – Assistant Secretary.
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION.
Hon. Thomas A. C. Nkoro – Chairman.
Rt. Hon. Chikwendu Kalu.
Hon. Ginger Onwusibe.
Hon. Chukwudi Apugo.
Hon. Barr. Emeka Okoroafor.
Hon. Stanley Nwabuisi.
Hon. Allen Nwachukwu.
Hon. Kelechi Onuzuruike.
Rt. Hon. Kennedy Njoku.
Hon. Jerry Uzosike.
Hon. Ichita Obinna Martin.
Florence Nwankwo – Secretary.
Uko O. – Assistant Secretary.
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY.
Hon. Barr. Emeka Okoroafor – Chairman.
Hon. Thomas A. C. Nkoro.
Hon. Barr. Solomon Akpulonu.
Rt. Hon. Chikwendu Kalu.
Hon. Jerry Uzosike.
Hon. Aaron Uzodike.
Hon. Mike Ukoha.
Hon. Allen Nwachukwu.
Chibuzor Kalu – Secretary.
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON BOUNDARY AND SECURITY MATTERS.
Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Uchendu – Chairman.
Rt. Hon. Chikwendu Kalu.
Hon. Barr. Solomon Akpulonu.
Hon. Barr. Okey Igwe.
Hon. Mike Ukoha.
Hon. Godwin Adiele.
Hon. Paul Taribo.
Hon. Stanley Nwabuisi.
Promise Onukwuru – Secretary.
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON SOLID MINERALS.
Hon. Barr. Okey Igwe.
Hon. Barr. Jerry Uzosike.
Hon. Godwin Adiele.
Hon. Emmanuel Ndubuisi.
Hon. Nnamdi Allen Nwachukwu.
Hon. Ichita Obinna Martin.
Veronica Kalu – Secretary.
COMMITTEE ON HOUSE SERVICES.
Hon. Mandela Obasi – Chairman.
Sir. Johnpedro Irokansi – Secretary.
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC PETITION.
Hon. Barr. Emeka Okoroafor.
Hon. Barr. Jerry Uzosike.
Hon. Emmanuel Ndubuisi.
Hon. Mike Ukoha.
Bright Nwachukwu – Secretary.
The Speaker promised that the house will pay serious attention to their oversight functions to aid the workings of the government and not to witch-hunt or blackmail any agency of the government as has been allayed in some quarters.
He stated that no amount of blackmail will stop the house from giving legislative backing to support the Governor of Abia State in improving on the lives of Abians and urged his colleagues not to allow anyone intimidate them in the discharge of their duties.
The house adjourned plenary to reconvene on Monday the 23rd day of September, 2019 by 10:00am.