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Pro-Wike Rivers Assembly Sits For Second Time

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The Speaker Martins Amaewhule-led Rivers State House of Assembly on Tuesday, July 9, sat for the second time after the Court of Appeal judgement.

The House, during the sitting, passed a Bill for a law to amend the Rivers State Education (Return of Schools) Law No. 1 of 2005 to return the Kalabari Girls High School, Buguma from the church to the state government.

A statement signed by Amaewhule’s Special Assistant on Media, Martins Wachukwu, said the lawmakers debated on the report of the House Committee on Education.

Members were said to have expressed their support for the Bill insisting that the school should be returned to the government for better management.


The lawmakers said with the passage, the school was now well-positioned to cater for the educational needs of the girl – child in Asari Toru Local Gove

He observed that the Kalabari Girls High School, Buguma was erroneously ceded to the church and returning it the government would help the government manage it well.

Amaewhule added that the essence of the Bill was to empower the state government to take over the administration of the school to make it serve the purpose for which it was built.

In line with their rules, the House resolved into Committee of the Whole and gave further consideration to the clauses of the bill before reverting to Plenary to pass it.

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