Abia Assembly Invites Health Commissioner, Others For Interactive On Health Sector Revitalization

Abia Assembly Invites Health Commissioner, Others For Interactive On Health Sector Revitalization

The Abia State House of Assembly has passed a resolution inviting the Commissioner for Health and others relevant persons in the health sector to an interactive on their roadmap in the revitalization of the health sector of the state.


This followed the presentation of a motion on the floor of the House by the member representing Isiala Ngwa South State Constituency, Hon. Dennis Rowland Chinwendu on the Need for the State government to provide standard Healthcare facilities in Isiala Ngwa South and the submissions of many others that their constituents are facing the same plight.


Hon. Chinwendu had informed the house of the severe difficulty his constituents pass through to access basic healthcare outside the local government as there is no standard Healthcare facilities in the local government since it’s creation and despite basic healthcare being one of the essentials of life, government’s responsibility, and also with the declaration of state of emergency on the health sector in the state by the present administration, praying to House to move that standard Healthcare facilities be provided for them to reduce the rate of avoidable deaths among others.

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The House presided over by the Speaker, Rt.Hon Emmanuel Emeruwa passed for first reading H.A.B:5 The Greater Aba Development Authority Law Bill, 2023 sponsored by the Majority Leader, Mr Uchenna Okoro and H.A.B:6 The Abia State Safety and Order Agency Bill, 2023 sponsored by the member for Umunneochi State Constituency, Mr Matthias Umeh.


The Speaker announced the receipt of a petition by the Textile Dealers Association, Aba against the Livestock Dealers on the encroachment and constant threat to lives, calling for quick intervention at the Old Court Market, Aba.

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The petition was committed to the House Committee on Commerce to investigate and report back in two weeks.


On the petitions from Ohafor Abam autonomous community, Arochukwu Local Government Area on the fraudulent inclusion of the community on the list of traditional rulers issued staff of office and certificate of recognition on the 17th of June, 2021 when plabesite result to be conducted by government was not yet done, appealing to the House to urgently consider its report on Public Petitions to avoid unrest and destruction of lives and property in the community and that from the newly disengaged civil servants in the state were handed over to the House Committee on Public Petitions to investigate and report back within 30 days and in two weeks respectively.

Similarly, the petition by the reinstated teachers from Onitsha Ngwa Community Secondary School, disengaged from service under the policy of non indigenes, seeking the payment of some salary and allowances allegedly owed them by the state government was committed to the House Committee on Education to investigate and report back to the House.