The Delta State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed the State Merit Award Bill.

This development followed the adoption of the report of the House Joint Committee on Information and Special Committee at plenary in Asaba.

While presenting the report, the House Leader and Chairman of the Committee, Mr Emeka Nwaobi, (Aniocha North-PDP), said that the bill sought to give recognition to the indigenes of the state, whether dead or alive, who had exceptionally excelled in their chosen careers.

”When you recognize and reward someone who has performed excellently, you are not only boosting the person’s morale , but also challenging others who have the capacity to do things to promote the image and development of the state,” he said.

Nwaobi, however, said that individuals who were still in service might not get such recognition.

”Whether in the Executive, Legislature and the Judiciary, until five years after you have left office before you will be recognised if you have done anything extra ordinary to the development of the state,” he added.

The speaker praised the lawmakers for the speedy passage of the bill.

“I wish to express my sincere gratitude for your contribution towards the passage of the bill.

”I will also want to appreciate all of you for participating in this exercise and you have succeeded in taking the state to a greater height.

”This is a great achievement and victory to democracy,” he said.

Delta State Assembly passes Merit Award Bill

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