Enugu – The Enugu State House of Assembly on Wednesday approved a request by the State Government for the appointment of fifty Special Advisers (SAs) to the State Governor, Barr Peter Ndubuisi Mbah

The request was contained in a letter to the house was read at plenary by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Uche Ugwu and was unanimously approved.

In the letter, Mbah stated that the special advisers are “to assist him in the performance of his functions”.

The letter which was signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Professor Chidiebere Onyia, said the request is made pursuant to section 196 subsection 1 of the 1999 constitution.

The Governor told the Lawmakers that the renumeration for the 50 Advisers will be as provided in category 3A of the harmonised salary and allowance table for top public office holders in the state.

Equally, the speaker set up an ad hoc Committee on Selection saddled with the responsibility of selecting the standing. Committees of the House.The Committee will be headed by the deputy speaker, Rt. Hon. Ezenta Ezeani.

Other members of the committee are:Hon. Harrison Ogara, Hon Clifford Ogo, Hon. Iloabuchi Aniagu, Hon. Princess Obiajulu Ugwu, Hon. Ani Johnson, Hon. Anthony Nwankwo, Hon. Okechukwu Aneke, Hon. Magnus Ede and Hon. Osita Eze.

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