The Delta State House of Assembly House Committee on Environment has paid a courtesy call on the state Commissioner of Environment, Hon. Christian Onogba, in his office in Asaba.
The commissioner while addressing members of the House Committee said he was happy to receive and work with them and that when he assumed office, the situation he met on ground as the commissioner of environment was not encouraging but to God be the glory, with much effort the environmental issues had improved and called for synergy with the House Committee to move the state forward.
Onogba said that the ministry needed enabling laws by the assembly to enable them perfect their plans for more improvement and healthy environment in the tate. He said saw laws on environment will make people to take ownership of their environment by doing what is right and not abusing the environment.
In his response, the chairman of the committee, Hon Pullah Ebipade, said that the committee visit to the ministry was to know the people they are working with and to also familiarize themselves with the ministry, promising readiness to work with the commissioner for improved environment in the State.
Hon. Ebipade said the Assembly will enact environmental laws that will afford the ministry an enabling environment to perform and move state forward.
Another member of the committee and the vice chairman, Hon. Charles Oniyere said he was happy that since the commissioner assumed office, the environment had improved a lot, especially the state capital, Asaba and urged them commissioner to extend his good work to other areas like Warri, Udu and others prominent cities in the State.
Those present at the courtesy call in the Permanent Secretary Mr Precious Anuku and directors from the ministry with some officials from the Assembly