ENUGU ASSEMBLY CAUTIONS AKWUKE COMMUNITY AGAINST ILEEGAL SAND MINING
The House also charged the leaders of Akwuke in Enugu South local government area to call on their youths to desist from encroaching on Attakwu sand excavation site.
The Enugu State House of Assembly Service Commission bill was introduced since 2015, but had suffered set back.
The bill which was earlier referred to the joint House Committee on Rules and Business and Judiciary Public Petitions, Ethics and Privileges few months ago was to make the bill more robust and acceptable to achieve its objective.
Presenting the report, the Chairman of the Committee, Chief Ikechukwu Ezugwu, representing Udenu State Constituency said the bill would make the assembly to be more productive and called on the members to support it.
The Speaker of the House, Chief Edward Ubosi, expressed happiness that the bill was passed during his time.
Meanwhile, the House also charged the people of Akwuke in Enugu South Local Government Area to desist from encroaching on Attakwu land or risk sanction.
This followed adoption of a report of the House Committee on works, land and Urban Development on a petition of disobedience to a panel recommendation on boundary by Akwuke people.
The Chairman of the Committee, Comrade Chima Obieze, said that the State Governor had intervened in the matter through the Enugu East Chairman of Traditional Rulers Council, Ugwu Julius Nnaji.
According to Comrade Obieze, the panel recommended that Akwuke should desist from excavating sand from Attakwu site but since then the youths ignored the directive.
Reacting to the development, the speaker of the House chief Edward Ubosi, warned that the House would not tolerate any further disobedience from Akwuke people and changed their leaders of thought to call their youths to order.
In a remark, the member representing Enugu South Rural Constituency Mrs. Onyinye Ugwu, assured the House that Akwuke people would cease to trespass on Attakwu land and expressed the readiness of Akwuke communities to abide by the resolution.
The House also passed a bill for the establishment of the state management office.